What is AI?

AI is a hot topic right now. From the emerging metaverse to your car’s lane departure system, artificial intelligence is making waves in many facets of daily life. But what exactly is AI? In a nutshell, AI tries to recreate human intelligence. Professional systems, language communication processes, speech recognition, emotion recognition and machine vision are all examples of AI applications. This wide-ranging branch of computer science is expanding and developing quickly in many industries, healthcare included. But what happens when we bring computers into healthcare? What does it look like to support healthcare professional efforts with AI? Let’s dive into it.


What does AI in Healthcare look like?

AI is becoming increasingly sophisticated in human performance. Simultaneously, it is more effective, faster, and at a lower cost than ever before. Power for both AI and robots in healthcare is immense. As in our daily lives, AI and robots are becoming an integral part of our health ecosystem.

Administrative System Organization

Administrative systems are important, tedious to upkeep, and can become unwieldy quickly. Hospitals, insurance agencies, and other healthcare providers have vast databases, disparate data, and an array of dashboards holding valuable patient and consumer records and information. This data is important for making the best decisions possible for patients and can also inform business decisions.

Improving care requires aligning large amounts of health data with appropriate and timely decisions, and predictive analysis that can support clinical decisions and actions and prioritize administrative tasks.

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Diagnosis Assistance

One of the tools helping with diagnosis assistance is IBM’S Watson. It uses technologies to unlock large amounts of health data. It is an important tool for saving large amounts of medical data including medical-related research, medical journal history, and many other relevant global information.

Google’s DeepMind Health works closely with therapists, researchers, and patients to solve real-world healthcare problems. Its objective is to create a learning algorithm that mimics human intelligence by combining machine learning and neuroscientific systems.

These systems are designed to help medical professionals diagnose faster and more accurately, but they do not erase the need for human touch.

Patient Connection

Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology has the potential to improve the efficiency and accuracy of medical treatment.

A good patient-clinic relationship is an important aspect of health care. Therefore, physicians, technology developers, managers, and patient advocates should take steps to maintain the value of healing relationships in medical care as AI technology is developed and integrated more into the healthcare system.

Implementing emotion recognition software is one practical approach to strengthening patient-clinician relationships. MoodMe’s AI solutions are designed to bridge the empathy gap in healthcare without compromising ethics and privacy.

This way, clinicians are aware of the journey that patients are on without compromise. They may come up with better solutions that help the patient and are in the best interest of the healthcare provider.


Why is AI Used in Healthcare?

So we know that AI can assist in organizing data, making diagnoses, and connecting providers with their patients—but can’t humans just do all of these things?

Well, yes. Artificial intelligence is designs to emulate human intelligence after all. AI is time saving, cost saving, and quality of life measure in many cases.

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Patients Thrive

An increasing number of healthcare organizations are using AI interviews to identify patient’s needs and directing them to appropriate care, which is certainly providing needed efficiency for healthcare providers. Chatbots are Often seen as the most accurate and reliable method of patient-led online search,  helping patients who may not know where to find care and to identify which type of care they require.

Healthcare Professionals Feel Supported

AI can lead to better care outcomes by making health workers feel supported. It can improve the daily lives of healthcare workers, allowing them to spend more time caring for patients, and in doing so, improving staff morale and improving retention. AI can even find life-saving medicines to market quickly.


Beyond Traditional Healthcare

Wellness Apps

Popular apps show us that people seek a lot of health care opportunities, be it fitness, yoga, or nutrition. Here are some of The most popular apps:

1) Calm: support to give for anxious, depressed, and isolated people—as well as those who want to better their mental health. Whether this is to feel less stressed at work, or to have better consistency in their personal habits. Calm provides access to a variety of zen content to help provide peace to the mind. 

2) Headspace: Meditation and awareness are promised to be made easier with Headspace.

Led by former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe – an app which can take only ten minutes a day to listen to and clear your mind. Headspace also offers stress-relieving stretch tutorials, as well as sounds that will help you focus during stressful times. So, what are the benefits? Users report better attention spans, alertness and faster calmness.

3) Fitbit: you get all your learning in one place, including your steps, exercise, sleep and calorie diet. Some Fitbit watches are able to indicate whether or not your heart rate is beating normally, helping those with heart specific health care issues.  Fitbit sleep tracking allows you to see how well you are resting each night and if you need more rest—this makes creating a healthy sleep pattern easy.

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Telehealth

The advent of telehealth provides convenient logging of your health care, which can be accessed by appropriate healthcare teams. Telehealth provides an accessible introduction to healthcare consultations and presents  opportunities to access healthcare and the exchange of health information.

This is where AI solutions like MoodMe’s emotion recognition and analytics can step in to assist healthcare professionals by further supporting connection and understanding.


Looking Forward to AI’s Future

AI is already used in various medical practices, it seems that AI is not going anywhere. AI is certainly the future, what is up for question is how AI will develop to fit human needs. As long as ethical principles are followed and privacy is respected, AI will continue to develop into a tool to create a better world. A wise move to take, not only in the medical field, but also in other industries is an adaptation to the innovations provided by AI.