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Everything You Need To Know About AI In Healthcare

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Shiwani Prakash

Concepts like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning and many more were mere science fiction, few decades back but now these technologies play vital role in our lives and are becoming a commonplace. As technologies like AI, many sectors of our lives are impacted by it; one such sector is healthcare. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare represents multiple technologies that enable machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn, in ways that perform both administrative and clinical healthcare functions. Essentially, AI in healthcare is rewriting the modern conception of healthcare delivery.

Moreover, with the implementation of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare market, great benefits to healthcare providers and practice is achieved all over the world. Today people are very busy and don’t want to waste time in clinics, so with the help of AI, patient can directly connect to doctors and without any hassle can get their treatment done at

their doorstep. AI connects doctors and patients through virtual health assistants, which enhances the communication between patient and care provider. It leads to better customer experience and reduces physician burnout. Also, patient can get doctor’s assistance without visiting hospitals resulting in cost cutting. Not only this, AI also helps healthcare providers to keep records of patients so that the doctor doesn’t have to go through all the records every time he treats. By doing so, a virtual assistant for healthcare can take some responsibilities off the shoulders of physicians, allowing them to focus on delivering better service and care. This technology is also known as Telemedicine which allow healthcare providers to assist their patient who lives in remote areas. By using AI robots, doctors can engage with them personally and can solve their queries from at different places across the globe.

Furthermore, AI in healthcare sector provides fast and accurate diagnostic results without any error. Some diseases like cancer, skin treatment and many more require immediate action, otherwise will become more severe. As AI system has the capability of keeping all the records stored, it helps doctors to detect diseases faster, thereby empowering them to provide immediate remedy. AI reduces the chances of any error. After all, human beings are emotional and sensitive beings, so any emotional trauma or stress on the doctor’s side might pose a threat to the patient undergoing the operation. AI could be the best assistant as it would monitor the whole procedure and greatly decrease stressful situations.

Recently, AI technique has been very active across healthcare sector with ongoing discussions that whether AI doctors can replace human physicians in the future. While we believe that human physicians will not be replaced by machines in the foreseeable future, AI can definitely assist physicians to make better clinical decisions or even replace human judgment in certain functional areas of healthcare like diagnostic results, radiology and many more. With the help of AI doctors, humans can unlock clinically relevant information hidden in the massive amount of data, which in turn can assist clinical decision making hassle free.

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