• Technological Upgradation That Is Changing the Healthcare Industry Immensely

    The healthcare sector is storming up through artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. They are no longer realistic tools to enable businesses to automate their service delivery, increase the quality of care, generate more revenue and decrease risk. Almost all major healthcare firms have started to use technology in practice; we are discussing here some of the important aspects of implementation and what they mean for other healthcare organizations.

    Machine Learning in Healthcare

    The conventional method of drug development involves about 12-15 years of trials and testing, creating delays in the final delivery of the drug. The use of existing data from research and machine learning algorithms will minimize this delay. The following can be followed by machine learning in the health sector:

    • - Predictive modelling can help users understand potential molecules that are highly likely to successfully be developed into drug products through clinical data and molecular research.

    • - The predictive model of work aims to reduce the cumulative research and follow-up costs usually seen in the discovery of drugs

    • - The tracking and direct feeding of live data from patients allows the model to adapt to the ever-changing medical history of patients

    Leveraging data for diagnostics

    For the diagnosis of skin cancer, artificially intelligent algorithms are widely used. Stanford University scientists have developed algorithms that can diagnose a possible cancer cell visually by using a database of close to 130,000 photographs of skin disease. Some of the main players in diagnostics of diseases are below:

    • - Google's DeepMind health develops technology to tackle macular eye degeneration

    • - BerG uses AI in healthcare to study, improve diagnostics and therapies in several fields, including oncology, in Boston-based biopharmaceutical companies.

    • - Oxford's Predicting Response to Depression Treatment project uses predictional research in brain-based disorders like depression to diagnose and treat with the ultimate goal of developing a commercially available test battery for clinical use

    Better Treatment with Technology

    For more than 40 years, telemedicine has been on the health care market. However, it has been turned into a reliable service for treating patients remotely with the introduction of advanced online conferences, smartphones, wireless devices and wearables. AI and Telemedicine both strive for quicker and more reliable costs to be minimized and diseases diagnosed. Such advantages are:

    Precise diagnoses: Many medicines also allow clinicians to remotely diagnose, track and treat diabetic retinopathy. Indeed, visits to specialist healthcare providers by more than 14,000 have recently been decreased by telemedicine screening in its safety net clinics for diabetic retinopathy.

    Pattern recognition: Powering telemedicine platforms will lead to less humane diagnoses. For instance, an algorithm would track all strep throat treatments and then ask patients how long it took them to improve on average. The platform could adapt treatments and recommend them based on past success rates. 

    Solution for Logistical challenges: AI can also be used in health care to reduce long waiting times in hospitals and other logistical headaches. For example, AI would be willing, instead of simply submitting questions to the first available doctor, to the doctor with the best results for the symptoms of a patient.

    Healthcare is one of AI's most popular and lucrative applications. Health services want premiums to be reduced by lowering readmission levels. Insurers want to refine their strategies for risk reduction, while pharmaceutical firms want to cure viruses. The way to achieve this is for experts in the development and deployment of machine learning models to consult with them. Those and many other AI applications in a wide variety of health care and technology organizations worldwide are now being used actively.



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