Artificial intelligence is going to change the world around us in a big way. It aims at enhancing utilities, provisions, and services, creating new opportunities alongside. Unlike Robotic Process Automation, AI is shaped to recognize and synergize rationale, emotion and cognition in order to find holistic technological solutions.
A study conducted by Frost & Sullivan, it was noted that the market for AI in healthcare is projected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021.
Medical science is one field where this amalgamation can be used to bring about life-changing technologies. In fact, cognitive technology is being used in the healthcare industry in assistance and support roles. Most of these functions are repetitive and monotonous and can be easily performed by robots.
Here are some ways AI is assisting the field of medical science:
Artificial intelligence helps in collecting various patient information. The amount of data collected on each patient can become overwhelming for a human. AI is capable of data mining and thus can provide accurate information of individual patients thereby making a doctor’s life easier where they can focus on treating their patient. AI is being designed to work in tandem with doctors and assist in reducing the mortality rate among patients.
Eliminating costs and errors
Implementing AI could significantly reduce medical costs by eliminating office visits with online care. Patients would be asked to submit data more frequently via online medical records, thereby improving line of communication. In some recent cases AI has also been able to detect cancer and diabetes. The current application is still nascent but with cognition and self-learning capabilities along with understanding human emotions, AI is going beyond just performing repetitive tasks. These timely detection assists in cost saving for both medical services and patients along with providing accurate information.
At the reception
Hospital receptionists are expected to be extremely patient and quick, and certainly AI can perform this function much better. With quick, prompt and correct answers to every question, they can help pace up the long queues at hospital reception. In case of unclear speech or language, it can also make the nearest guess and answer accordingly.
Operations and surgeries require utmost precision and control. Human surgeons are well-qualified and experienced, however, being human they are also prone to error, which can be very exhausting considering the individual amount of attention and knowledge each person requires. AI is well placed to assist surgeons in this regard as it made to work with huge data, provide precise information and AI-enabled machines can work long hours too. AI can assist doctors by eliminating human error and relieve them of time consuming and monotonous tasks.