Artificial Intelligence has made its way to almost every industry. From the food industry to manufacturing, many industries have integrated AI into their business operations and are reaping the benefits of their investment.
AI is able to perform tasks ranging from the simple to the complex. It is responsible not only for growth in many industries but also for improving productivity as well as product quality. AI has been instrumental in creating new and better products to meet the growing need in the market.
The health industry has not been as fast or as excited to jump on the bandwagon. Leaders who have incorporated it into the industry have brought about a revolution. Seeing the great strides enjoyed by other industries, the health sector is increasingly embracing Artificial Intelligence.
It is expected that by the year 2023, the IT market in global health will be worth approximately $223.16 billion. Machine learning and artificial intelligence drive this astronomical figure.
AI Trends to Watch in the Health Sector
With the reliance on Artificial Intelligence growing steadily, the following AI trends are expected in the health industry in the coming years.
Although these ones have been around for a while in other industries, the healthcare sector is yet to try them out.
Aside from being friendly to the wallet, chatbots come with benefits such as:
- Monitoring the health progress of patients
- Alerting a nurse should a patient’s status take a turn for the worse
Chatbots are conversational and can be of great use in patient/doctor interaction. In return, this would ensure the patient is getting 24/7 care.
Telemedicine is not a new phenomenon. It has been around for quite a while in a variety of forms. However, with advancements in technology, it makes it possible for health providers to interact remotely via electrical gadgets such as cell phones, tablets, and computers.
Mental healthcare has been the largest beneficiary of modern telemedicine. Patients can engage with their doctor by calling or texting and receive the emotional support they require without being physically present.
Internet of Medical Things
The following benefits are expected:
- Improvement in diagnosis and treatment
- Upgraded management of drugs
- Refined patient experience
- Exceptional remote management of chronic illnesses
The days of waiting for a doctor’s appointment will be a thing of the past with cloud computing. Health records are available in the cloud which makes it possible for patients to access their medical records any time they need them.
Finally, as artificial intelligence continues to revolutionize the healthcare industry, its future looks brighter than ever. The patient will have a better experience with less wait time for appointments, around the clock healthcare access and improved care.
These trends will give the industry a much-needed facelift, making healthcare much more accessible.