From powerful diagnostic algorithms to finely-tuned surgical robots, artificial intelligence (AI) is making its presence known across the healthcare industry. Although still in its growth stage, AI is already rivalling doctors in diagnosing patients. The promising technology will soon reach a new level where doctors can rely on it to treat patients more efficiently.
Our health and well-being are important and should not be overlooked. No stone is, therefore, left unturned when it comes to improvisations in the field of healthcare. AI is an advanced technology that has delivered umpteen applications in the healthcare industry.
A couple of years ago, doctors followed a reactive approach. Only upon the confirmation of symptoms for a disease, doctors would treat their patients. But now, with the rise of AI in healthcare, medical professionals and researchers are developing a proactive approach where patients are being offered personalized care much before an issue may crop up.
The use of virtual assistants, precise diagnosis of dreadful diseases, and assistance of chatbots have been around in the healthcare industry for quite some time now. However, as the power of AI is only increasing over time, you will be shocked to know that the new and sophisticated applications of AI are about to change the way doctors administered patient care.
Medical professionals and experts have found numerous opportunities in the healthcare sector where they can implement AI to impact doctors and patients positively. So, where does AI stand in the healthcare industry today? Here’s an example to give you a quick idea. A recent research from Allied Market says that artificial intelligence in the healthcare market is expected to reach $22,790 million by 2023, globally. This is the power of AI.
Significant development has been made by AI in the field of robotics and drones. In fact, robotics is one of the most exciting applications of AI. Imagine your parents are unwell and they are home alone. You should not worry because AI is here to help you. Robots can be your parents' nurse and assist them with the required medications in the correct dosages, right on time.
Next come smart drones. During crisis situations, drones can offer medical assistance to several lives in the quickest way possible. Besides, drones can deliver hospitals with medical supplies even during emergencies like curfews.
Doctors will soon take a back seat, trusting more AI to treat their patients. 3D printing is one of the most emerging applications of AI in medicine. The technology helps doctors understand human anatomy appropriately, allowing them to identify the occurrence of any disease. Besides, dentists can create customized dental models for their patients according to their need. 3D printing will also enable doctors to print medicines for their patients.
In addition, AI imaging devices are getting more sophisticated than ever before, thereby offering better diagnosis. IDx-DR, AI-imaging device, can now help doctors diagnose retinopathy in people with diabetes without the involvement of physicians.
AI will soon make its way into hospitals around the world.
Naveen is the Founder and CEO of Allerin, a software solutions provider that delivers innovative and agile solutions that enable to automate, inspire and impress. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, with extensive experience in customizing open source products for cost optimizations of large scale IT deployment. He is currently working on Internet of Things solutions with Big Data Analytics. Naveen completed his programming qualifications in various Indian institutes.