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Using AI in Healthcare to Improve Care Delivery Models
Healthcare providers are also using AI-based medical devices to overcome the shortage of physicians, nurses, and midwives and analyze data of patient visits, medications prescribed, and lab tests.
Fremont CA: Artificial intelligence (AI) has remodeled many industries around the globe, and the field of healthcare is no different. Healthcare providers now realize the benefits technology is offering to them. Even more so, as the healthcare sector is undergoing major structural and transformational changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare providers are turning to innovative AI-enabled solutions to meet the rising demand for patient care services. According to many industry reports, healthcare providers are also using AI-based medical devices to overcome the shortage of physicians, nurses, and midwives and analyze data of patient visits, medications prescribed, lab tests, and even to enable robot-assisted surgeries and procedures are some ways in which technology is being leveraged.
The rise of robotic surgeries in the U.S. and Europe, particularly, is now being leveraged for treating a wide range of conditions. The most widely used clinical robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon controls the arms while seated at a computer console near the operating table. The console gives the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site. This enables the surgeon to lead other team members assisting him during the operation.
Thus, we can say that artificial intelligence has proved to be a big respite during the last year in handling the healthcare crisis. With proper planning and objectives in place, other technologies such as computer vision augmented reality and the Internet of things (IoT) can be further leveraged to maximize efficiency and reduce administrative costs. It is also important to note that even though the advantages of AI are many, maturing healthcare apparatuses will have to balance the use and consciousness of AI for both doctors as well as patients. An ideal situation would be to plan and build hybrid models, thus striking the right balance between technology- and human-enabled patient care.