What Does AI Bring to Modern Healthcare?

We are entering an exciting new world of modern medicine and one of the most exciting developments is the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) to help experts tackle some of the sectors’ most pressing concerns. With AI, practitioners can prevent disease, manage data, and streamline processes. Below, we go over some of the ways AI for healthcare is a big deal and how it is going to be used going forward.

Removing Administrative Burdens

On a day-to-day basis for a medical clinic, AI can be used to enhance and streamline the administrative tasks that might otherwise be hindering important work with patients. AI can be used across the entire workflow of a clinic; bookings and customer interaction on websites can be managed more efficiently and with a better system for priority. Doctors and practitioners can use enhanced speech-to-text to make note-taking and data gathering more efficient, helping them focus solely on the patient. 


AI Assisted Surgery

Hospitals around the world have begun to use AI-driven robots to help surgeons with minimally invasive surgeries. An AI robot can provide the control and precision that goes beyond even what a professionally trained surgeon can achieve. Equipped with surgical equipment, cameras, monitors and other high levels of technology, these AI-driven robots can help make surgeries safer and more accurate for patients leading to fewer complications. 


Help with Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis and medical errors can lead to poor results for patients. While doctors and physicians are professionally trained to diagnose patients, they are still human and can miss signs and symptoms which may point to a disease or condition they may not have considered. This is where an AI offers added precision in health. An AI can predict and diagnose disease at a faster rate than a human, using algorithms and deep learning to diagnose things like cancer earlier, giving the patients a better chance at recovery.  


Development of New Medicines

Developing new drugs and medicines is sometimes prohibitively expensive, both financially, and time-wise. AI has already been employed by pharmaceutical labs across the globe to help them create new drugs at a faster and cheaper rate than ever before. These AIs can find links between chemicals that may have taken a human researcher millions of dollars and years of work to find. This is giving humanity an ever-growing number of more effective drugs to treat disease and illness. 


Managing Medical Data

Data is one of the single most important aspects of the modern health system. Data can inform practitioners of disease likelihood, recovery rates, medicine reactions, wider community health trends, and drug effectiveness. But managing this data at a human level has become increasingly untenable given its rapid development. AI is now being used on a grand scale for data management, allowing for greater insights to be developed with better outcomes for patients like those in Edison Clinic’s precision health plan.


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