A.I in health care

Artificial Intelligence has become more than just potential robots and computers ruling the futuristic world in the post Y2K society

A.I is a tool which helps millions of individuals each day. In most cases they don’t even realise that A.I has helped. But has does A.I help when it comes to one of the most sensitive and protected aspects of human life? Good health is what we all strive to achieve, which is why there is so much scrutiny on the current state of healthcare systems, particularly in the post Covid era.

Therefore, how does A.I add healthcare practices?

Better patient-to-practitioner communication

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With automated reminders in the form of text messages or emails, which can be sent instantly as part of a wider programme, patients can get real-time updates. From notification of blood work results to vaccination booking notifications, these administration advances made my A.I may seem small but with a society who are primarily found engrossed on screens, getting a message through is even easier than before.

Machine learning for medication

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A.I is now being used to test new pharmaceuticals uses. Since it can take over a decade for new medication to be market approved for distribution. AI is being used to see if existing medications can be re-purposed in a process called drug-discovery.

This means large amounts of data and results that normally occur at the start of any type of drug-discovery can be quantified more efficiently. A key factor when dealing with Covid-19 in which numerous existing medications have been proven to aid the recovery of patients.

Updating patients records by speech recognition

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A tool which has been around for some time but taken time to perfect is speech recognition. While the fun of testing out Siri from the launch of the appliance in 2011 capitated Apple users, this tool of translating speech into text has enabled many clinicians to update records faster than before. Given than we speak at a rate far faster than we can type, having the ability to update records via talking is critical.

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