Healthcare Industry has gained more prominence in the past 2 to 3 years. It has been under a lot of stress, and the healthcare companies have turned toward technology to help them manage it effectively. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based systems have provided a lot of support to healthcare professionals.
This blog shares details on areas where AI and ML-based systems and applications have helped the healthcare industry.
1. Contact Tracing during Pandemic
During the pandemic, it was critical to quickly identify the number of people an infected person had come into contact with to take preventive measures. It would help countries rapidly identify the vulnerable areas and contain the spread. AI and ML-based systems can analyze large chunks of data and provide outcomes that can help determine the future course of action and resource allocation based on the severity.
AI systems can also provide predictive analytics based on collected data to help detect danger zones and take necessary precautions to reduce the spread.
2. Clinical Research
Healthcare businesses undertake a lot of research to find new drugs, new treatment procedures, etc. This research takes years of hard work and is expensive. AI-enabled technology can reduce the research duration considerably by boosting the speed at which scientists and healthcare professionals process and analyze data.
It can help companies create data models and discover new drugs faster. It could also help institutions identify side effects and identify the patients at a higher risk of having these side effects based on the outcomes of the clinical trials.
It helps the healthcare industry save both money and lives, as the medicines can be made available in a shorter duration.
3. Regular Monitoring
We all know of various wearable devices that track our heart rate. The wearables with AI built into it can monitor a patient’s vitals. If something is wrong or some vitals are not within the standard benchmarks, the devices can notify the doctor. It can help patients save precious time. It will also allow doctors to take corrective measures. It could be crucial in emergencies and can save lives.
AI-based apps can help patients by suggesting diet, exercises, medicine reminders, etc. The apps can customize these suggestions as per their records, previous history, current health, and various parameters.
4. Structure Medical Data
Healthcare institutions generate large volumes of data related to patients. This data is distributed across different nursing clinics, hospitals, labs, chemists, etc. Also, most of it is unstructured and unorganized. AI and ML-enabled solutions can organize and structure these large data sets.
It can help doctors and other healthcare professionals to access these quickly and know every minute detail about the patient. Medical professionals can use machine learning technology to customize medical treatment for patients depending on their past medical history.
These databases can analyze various records to identify patterns and predict outcomes helpful in treating other patients.
5. Assist Doctors
Various healthcare institutions use Electronic Health Records or EHR systems to store medical records in electronic format. However, many clinicians write down their diagnosis, observations, and other relevant patient information. The doctors have to analyze the manual records as well as EHRs to get the complete picture.
AI and ML-based systems can convert manually written data into a digital format. The systems can analyze the scans and images to provide a summary of observations for the doctor to review.
It can also compare these reports with other patient records and identify connections. It can assist doctors in deciding the treatment to be provided to their patients, depending on the results of similar treatments provided to other patients.
The AI and ML-based technologies will be far more advanced in the future. This continuous advancement in technology will enable medical professionals to provide better healthcare to patients.
If you are a company in the healthcare industry looking to leverage technology and undertake digitization connect with experts at Direction Software. Direction Software is a multicultural Information Technology Solutions and Business consulting company with Indo-German Management, headquartered in Mumbai, India.
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About the author:
Chirag Thakkar – Sr. Digital Marketing Consultant
At Direction Software LLP, Chirag works with the Marketing Team to enhance the Digital Marketing presence and Lead Generation.