Artificial Intelligence - The healthcare sector
The current time & the times we’re living in can be attributed to the healthcare industry at large. Without the healthcare industry being at its best, we don’t know how much more we could have lost than what we have already.
AI has been on boom ever since its evolution and has also started to expand itself in the healthcare sector as well. In today’s situation of the pandemic, doctors and medical professionals are leveraging the technology to the fullest. There have been other technologies like telemedicine which are being widely used in times of the pandemic.
Telemedicine solutions are being implemented by many hospitals to reduce physical contacts.
So there’s the question of what type of software is used in healthcare and what are its advantages? Let’s look at some AI and their applications.
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- Support in clinical Decisions
It’s always very important for medical professionals to take all the crucial pieces of information while diagnosing patients. AI has the ability to store and process large sets of data and provide knowledge of databases and facilitate decision making thus making support in clinical decisions.
- Use of Chatbots to enhance triage
One of the most abundant uses of AI is in the form of chatbots. AI helps in enabling a very smooth flow of primary care allowing doctors to stress over more crucial and emergency cases first. These chatbots are capable of dealing with multiple patients at a time and are 24x7 available.
- Minimizing EHR Use
EHRs have been playing a very important role in the digitization of the healthcare industry yet it has been a kind of a thing that has brought about various issues ranging from documentation, overload and more. EHR has now started making use of AI for creating more good looking interfaces and automating some processes that take a lot of time.
- Virtual nursing assistants
AI also facilitates virtual nursing assistants that can perform various tasks like providing the best & most effective care units to patients and more. It also enables more regular interaction between patients and care-takers and avoids any unnecessary visits or contacts.
AI and the healthcare industry is taking big strides forward in making the processes and functionality much more efficient. The ability to deal with large sets of data is what makes it particularly more attractive and during times like these when physical contacts have to minimal, AI is playing a big role in achieving that.