Today, over 67% of the world’s population is prone to serious health issues. What concerns Eric Topol, a doctor and author of the book Deep Medicine is that if medicine as a business will take over the “humane” medicine which is very likely to happen in the near future! A recent study says, patient’s state of mind is the most important factor in deciding his outcome and what really makes a difference would be the emotional quotient a doctor shares with his/her patient. This is just throwing light on one part of the medical sphere, now let’s take a look into the seven reasons why a clinician should put his interest onto Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.
1. PROVIDES OVERSIGHTS TO A DOCTOR
AI algorithms are designed to see things much farther than what a human can really see, the kind of oversight it can provide to a clinician by looking at the multidimensional data is something that can change a patient’s outcome drastically.
2. EARLY WARNINGS
The BEEP, that could change a patient’s state instantly and prevent further deterioration. Early warnings to a clinician about his/her patient’s condition can be very useful in terms of better decision making and quality treatment to improve lives. An AI engine is capable of learning million’s of records and map the patient’s condition to past occurrences and provide early warnings much accurately and help the doctor decide the care plan much efficiently.
3. DEEP INSIGHTS
Imagine if a patient could be monitored at a frequency as close to a second to understand his dynamics, providing deep insights to his/her doctor! AI algorithms are capable of learning and correlating thousands of attributes of a patient that can, in turn, be visualized as deep insights and help the doctor understand a patient’s case much better.
4. BETTER EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT
AI brings in a whole new perspective on how a doctor would see his patients, given that it makes a case better in terms of analyzing and treating, a doctor can approach his patient at better emotional levels. Be it compassion, or the ability to understand and analyze the case better to decide if he/she has to give attention to the details or look at the big picture of the case.
5. ANYTIME, ANYWHERE TREATMENT
If a doctor is well informed about what’s going to happen to a patient, then miles or distance is no more a hindrance towards the right quality treatment. A doctor can treat a remote patient, given that he has analyzed the patient’s provided state very well and make better care plans towards his treatment.
6. BETTER DECISIONS TOWARDS OUTCOMES
With the help of right information and early warnings, a doctor can make better decisions and be meaningful in his/her outcomes. A lot of treatable patients die every year for the only reason that the problems are not diagnosed early, which AI engines are capable of detecting even before their onsets.
7. AI IS THE NEW DAWN IN THE HEALTHCARE CHAPTER
A lot of research around the globe and surprisingly by most of the doctors themselves have been around on how they can build AI engines that can help them in their work culture and practices that can help their patients lead a quality life pre and post-treatment with better outcomes!
Although the concept of AI sounds amazing, the research on it has to be fine, accurate enough for the predictions to be fault-free and be validated clinically with high precision! Given that this is achieved, AI can bring a difference in how a clinician treats his patients clinically and emotionally in the current scenario and this is why a clinician should start taking interest in adopting AI in his practice.