With new tech gadgets on the rise, artificial intelligence is here to stay. Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been increasingly prevalent in today’s society, business, and now, healthcare. It’s been shown that AI technologies have the potential to transform many aspects of patient care, as well as the administrative processes within provider, payer, and pharmaceutical organizations. As one of the world’s highest-growth industries, the AI sector was valued at about $600 million in 2014 and is projected to reach a $150 billion by 2026.
What is AI?
Artificial intelligence accomplishes specific tasks by processing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns in that data. In healthcare, it’s used to predict what treatment protocols are most likely to succeed on a patient based on various patient attributes and the treatment context. AI simplifies the lives of patients, doctors, and hospital administrators by performing tasks that are typically done by humans, but in significantly less time and at a fraction of the cost.
Whether it’s used to find new links between genetic codes or to drive surgery-assisting robots, artificial intelligence is reinventing and reinvigorating modern healthcare as we know it through machines that predict, comprehend, learn, and act. AI ultimately reduces death rates by mining health data and monitoring patient health; it can even predict patient outcomes!
How does AI help the client experience?
With telehealth on the rise, virtual patient monitoring technology helps improve the patient experience by streamlining care for patients with chronic conditions. Today’s new technology and expanded capabilities can be easily used to transform the experience of people living with chronic conditions and change the care they receive both inside and outside of a health provider’s facility.
Health coaches working in a collaborative care model can engage clients to follow the practitioner’s protocols using AI technologies. This can help clients adhere to specific food plans, eating schedules, and exercise plans to meet health goals. The health coach is able to follow along with their clients to encourage, educate, and celebrate success.
The future of virtual patient monitoring is promising. With continued advancements in technology constantly raising the bar for virtual monitoring solutions, the care that patients receive is certain to transform even further — offering an enhanced patient experience along the way.
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Davenport, Thomas, and Ravi Kalakota. “The Potential for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.” Future Healthcare Journal, Royal College of Physicians, June 2019, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6616181/.
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