5 Ways AI Is Transforming the Healthcare Industry

Post by
Suraj Venkat
5 Ways AI Is Transforming the Healthcare Industry

Artificial intelligence is impacting human lives and industries. The pharmaceutical industry and healthcare institutions turn to AI to improve budgeting and generate better drugs and processing. Research has shown that machine learning and artificial intelligence are creating better outcomes for patients, helping them manage chronic diseases, and for pharma companies in drug development.  

Whether it is medical research for diseases, cost management, or time optimization, AI's role in healthcare creates opportunities for people to live better. Some of these include: 

Fitness Gamification 

Gamifying fitness is one of the most common ways artificial intelligence creates a better human experience in healthcare. This is possible with fitness tracking capabilities that remind you of your wellbeing on the go. With this device, you can count your steps, collect your heart rate data, track your sleep hours, and track your water and food intake. The data from these fitness reports can alert users about irregularities in their health. It can also help them create healthy habits and empower users to take charge of their health. 

Digital Nursing Assistants 

AI and healthcare created a solution with digital nursing assistants to enable the patients to attend follow-up appointments virtually. These AI-enabled solutions will answer health inquiries, make diagnoses based on inputted symptoms, and also serve as chatbots to chat virtually with the doctors about potential health problems. This health solution will help doctors attend to patients effectively and conveniently. 

Artificial intelligence helps doctors make an accurate and quick reference to rare conditions, symptoms, and diagnosis. A sample of such a solution is Augmedix, which lessens the time physicians spend in determining patients' symptoms. It uses natural language to help physicians to make sense of the processed information. 

Effective Drug Development in Minimal Time 

2.6 million US dollars are spent developing each drug that makes it to market in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the union of AI and healthcare has created a good amount of budget and time drop. According to Bloomberg Technology, Microsoft has helped doctors find precise treatment for cancer with artificial intelligence. Microsoft is creating a project – Hanover, which determines the right combination of drugs, making loads of research much more comfortable to decipher. 

Constant Monitoring 

Artificial intelligence has made constant monitoring, such as continuous glucose monitoring, help individuals with lifelong diseases monitor their conditions accurately. Artificial intelligence also enables insulin pump systems to deliver a precise amount of insulin based on your CGM glucose readings. What all of this means is that diseases that require constant attention can be easily tracked without worries. 

Surgical Robots 

Though doctors have used robots before now, AI's introduction has made it better. Surgeons can now use robots to ensure incredible precision. For instance, surgical robots ensure better outcomes for patients because of the data gained from several surgeries, which is informing every surgical procedure. 

The future of AI in healthcare is helping medical practitioners measure the potential impact of technology. According to Accenture, artificial intelligence and healthcare create critical clinical health AI applications that can generate $150 billion annual savings for the United States economy by 2026.