The healthcare sector is adopting artificial intelligence because it helps build reliable predictive tools for diagnosis.
FREMONT, CA: Artificial intelligence (AI) has already started transforming many industries, including healthcare. It is growing, and many innovations seemed impossible a few years ago. Every technology provider and scientific enterprise involved in medical research or clinical trials strives to build reliable predictive and prescribing tools for diagnosis and treatment.
However, several developing countries are still lagging in global technological advancement in many areas, and for them, healthcare is the most painful. People living in very remote corners are at risk of death because it is practically impossible to provide qualified medical help on time.
In such areas, AI innovations can be used to create an effective healthcare ecosystem. This digital infrastructure can help patients to understand symptoms and receive the treatment they need. Recently, many applications have been developed to improve the collaboration between national and international health organizations to provide quick assistance to people. For example, the Ada App based on smart technologies is offered in 140 countries, making health advice more accessible to the poor.
As AI can collect and store data about people in one place, it can use this information to analyze past and present health problems. The comparison between disease details allows doctors to make more accurate diagnoses. The health apps database contains numerous symptoms, diagnoses, and specific issues that help predict the potential health issue that a person might have in the future.
The popular Verily application built by Google specializes in predicting non-communicable and hereditary genetic diseases. These applications allow healthcare professionals to take appropriate action to assess potential risks and avoid them in the future. In addition, predictive analytics enhances the operational management of health facilities.
AI and robotics have various advantages that are transforming every part of the healthcare ecosystem around the world. The Internet of Things and medical devices powered by AI has already affected the lives of millions of people, motivating them to lead healthy lifestyles and adapt to active healthcare.