How can AI be Useful in Healthcare?

Updated on November 23, 2020

When it comes to human health, especially during the time of life and death, the way artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in healthcare is very intriguing. There is so much to put in place to achieve an AI dependent healthcare system, but health care providers and the government are willing to test AI-powered solutions. Here are five ways AI has proved useful in the Healthcare system.

AI-assisted Robotic Surgery

With an estimated value of $40 billion to the healthcare center, robots can be used to analyze data, and it’ll result in a 25% decrease in patient’s hospital stay. A study concluded that an AI-assisted robotic procedure would result in fewer complications when surgeons operate alone. Just like an AI-assisted robotic surgery, Chartspan’s chronic care management can assist in taking care of your patient.

Virtual Nursing Assistants

The use of virtual nursing assistants can save the healthcare industry twenty billion dollars yearly. One impressive thing is that virtual nurses are accessible 24/7, so they can observe patients and offer swift answers to questions. Additionally, the use of these nursing assistants can help to improve the communication between healthcare providers and patients to avoid unnecessary hospital visits.

Aid Clinical Diagnosis

Another use of AI in the healthcare sector is to carry out a diagnosis. Though this is still new, there are several successful use cases. First, the study carried out by Stanford University experimented with an AI program to identify skin cancer against dermatologists, and it was performed at the level of the human. Additionally, a Danish AI software company also experimented with its deep-learning algorithm.

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The Danish AI company’s algorithm allows computers to eavesdrop when human dispatchers are taking distress calls. The program can analyze what a person says, the background noise and the tone of speech to detect cardiac arrest with a 93% success compared to 73% when a human does it. Also, Baidu Research says the outcome of its algorithm indicates that it’ll outperform humans in diagnosing breast cancer.

Administrative Tasks and Workflow

Another way artificial intelligence can help the healthcare industry is by automating administrative tasks to make life better. With this, the healthcare industry can save around $1.8 billion as these machines can assist nurses, doctors, and other healthcare providers in carrying out their job on time, thereby saving time. Tech-like voice-over transcription can help to prescribe medications, order tests, and record chart notes.

Image Analysis

Image analysis can be time-consuming for health care providers. However, researchers at MIT designed an algorithm that’ll be able to analyze 3D scans a thousand times faster than any human can ever achieve. Additionally, it can provide a real-time evaluation that can be helpful to surgeons that are operating. Also, it was said that AI could enhance the next generation of radiology tools.

In addition to that, areas that have no access to healthcare providers can also be supported using AI image analysis. Also, it will make telemedicine more efficient as patients can use their smartphone to send pictures of bruises, cuts, and rashes to decide what care is needed. Aside from that, AI tools can also help healthcare providers to diagnose and provide faster services.

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