This is the age of Automation, Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. When every discipline of the world is incorporating the use of AI, healthcare is no different. In fact the incorporation of AI can be a game changer in the industry.
There are potentially numerous benefits of AI in hospitals, clinics and industries directly related to health care like pharmaceuticals and insurance. A report from CBI Insights in 2016 stated that about 86% of healthcare providers, life science companies and technology vendors to healthcare are using AI and by 2020 they will spend approximately $54 million on AI projects.
Well it’s no surprise because the technology has the potential to change the industry in multifold. Currently there are various big and small ways in which AI is being used in the healthcare sector and producing fantastic results.
Virtual Assistance and Automation
Recently it has been seen that major data processing has been automated by healthcare organizations. Also AI is being used in chat bots and as a virtual assistant to patients and doctors. Nuance is already working on creating successful virtual assistants for the healthcare industry. Certain apps using AI take the lab results ad interpret the data. These apps very accurately interpret blood tests, genetic tests and the companies are currently working on other test interpretations as well. Simple tasks that were earlier done by people and took long hours, now because of automation are fast, easy and reliable.
Health Monitoring and Emotional Intelligence Indicators
Companies are working on creating health tracker which can be embedded with higher levels of artificial intelligence. Already health trackers like FitBits, Apple, Garmin and others are in the market but developers are trying to push the game one notch up. Now not only these devices will calculate your heart rate but can also sense muscularly movements across the body to interpret data in multiple ways. Also these trackers could access your emotional intelligence by picking up subtle clues in your speech, inflection and gestures to analyze your mood and feelings.
AI-Based Spine Surgery Technology
Spine surgery is one of the most sensitive surgeries in world. Creating something like this needs phenomenal intelligence. At Medicrea group, a data-driven digital portal for adaptive spine intelligence technology is developed. It is designed specifically to support the surgeons workflow, identify tendencies and correlations and create intelligent strategic decisions and create personalized implant solutions for surgery.
It is known that diseases have certain mutation and links which could be understood from the information of DNA using genetics and genomes. With the help of AI cancer, vascular diseases, tuberculosis and brain bleeding can be spotted at a very early stage and the AI could also predict health issues people might have based on their genetics.
These marvelous uses of AI in the much needed health sector sure gives us hope that someday there will automated machines with higher levels of AI which could also perform operations on their own.