2. The advent of AI in healthcare
Artificial intelligence in healthcare will be able to enhance and complement provider and patient interaction to take the guesswork out of self-diagnosis.
“AI is really game-changing,” said Ed Marx, chief information officer at the Cleveland Clinic. He also suggests that the technology will make physicians more efficient in the future and allow them to prioritize cases and avoid physician burnout.
AI in imaging uses machine learning algorithms to highlight areas in the images that could be problematic. Image analysis helps doctors be more precise in diagnoses to improve patient outcomes.
Another way AI will be used in healthcare is in mobile health. Rather than someone going to the doctor for trivial and unnecessary things, AI can collect patient data from wearables and transmit that data to a smartphone app to ask patients questions about their symptoms to determine if it is necessary to go to the doctor.
The patient triage application helps take the guesswork out of self-diagnosis, said Marx. In the long run, AI could save the patient and healthcare provider time and money.