How AI Can Transform Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is drastically changing how healthcare is both delivered and experienced. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the use of AI technology in every sector, but none more so than healthcare. From contact tracing to remote patient monitoring, AI is playing a crucial role in transforming healthcare for the better.
AI is being used to transform healthcare through contact tracing. Contact tracing is the process of identifying individuals who may have come into contact with an infected person and then notifying them of their potential exposure. With the help of apps like Google and Apple’s Exposure Notification System, which rely on Bluetooth technology, anonymous data about close contacts can be shared with health authorities without revealing personal information. This information can then be used to help contain the spread of disease.
Remote Patient Monitoring
AI is changing healthcare through remote patient monitoring (RPM). RPM leverages wearable devices and sensors to collect data about a patient’s health which can then be transmitted to their care team in real-time. This allows for more proactive approach for timely interventions and prevents deterioration or exacerbation of symptoms. It also reduces emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and hospital readmission rates, which can help to lower healthcare costs.
Automated Image Recognition
AI is also being used to automate image recognition in healthcare. Automated image recognition refers to a computer’s ability to identify objects, people, or events in images without human intervention. This technology is being used in a number of different ways in healthcare, including cancer detection, diagnosis of eye diseases, and identification of fractures. Automated image recognition can help to improve accuracy and efficiency while reducing costs.
There is no doubt that AI has the potential to transform healthcare for the better. From contact tracing to remote patient monitoring, AI is plays critical role in making healthcare more accessible and affordable for everyone. As we continue to face challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, undoubtably, AI will only become more important in Healthcare Transformation initiatives moving forward.