Artificial intelligence (AI) is being adopted the healthcare sector rapidly. The technology is evident to drive the future of clinical research and patient care. Already many AI enabled tools have emerged that are leveraging nursing staff in patient care and maintaining digital EHR. Adding to it, AI is laying paths for new breakthroughs in patient care, allowing the sector to achieve new milestones in technological amelioration.
Automating the Mundane
AI and ML provide a robust solution for the automation of existing tedious and mundane clinical workflows. Nursing staff is now being backed by technical tools that are capable to manage patient’s EHR, book appointments, and fulfill reporting requirements with greater efficiency, allowing them to focus on other brainstorming tasks. Caregivers’ efforts often go in vein when sifting through piles of data which at times is not relevant; Machine Learning sorts out the relevant information to speed up the treatment.
Chatbots to Dominate
A major application of AI has emerged in the form of chatbots. These bots serve as virtual assistants that help both patients and staffs to coordinate efficiently. Monotonous jobs such as answering the same set of queries, scheduling calls, qualifying leads, and several others can be carried out without error and hassle. Integrating ML will enable chatbots to provide personalized services to patients depending upon their medical data. Prioritizing slots for treatment depending upon health condition can be another benefit of embracing the technology.
Drug discoveries require abundant time, research, and cost which makes the overall process slow resulting in latency. Also, analyzing huge datasets are not human’s cup of tea; AI’s high computing power serves as a panacea to this. Vast medical data is efficiently analyzed and the processed data is put for testing by the AI and ML powered tools, giving better insights into drugs. Optimizing the technology will lead to new discoveries which could cure diseases better and pave the path for breakthroughs.