Healthcare is one of the most important sectors in the economy. Covid-19 especially has triggered the need to have a robust healthcare sector. Medical science is improving rapidly, it has raised life expectancy around the world, but along with an increase in life expectancy of people, healthcare systems face the increasing demand for their services, improved infrastructure, rising costs, allocation of enough funds by the government, and a competent workforce to meet the needs of the patients.
Demand for improved healthcare services is driven by a combination of forces like changing patient expectations, population aging, a dynamic shift in lifestyle choices, etc. Healthcare systems now have to deal with more patients and with their complex needs. Traditional practices in the healthcare system have started becoming less efficient and time-consuming. Therefore, there is a necessity for a more robust, personalized, innovative, modern, and advanced healthcare system to meet the needs of the changing times.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform how healthcare services are perceived and delivered. AI has the capability to bring improvements in patient care outcomes, patient experience, and improving overall healthcare services. AI can increase the efficiency and productivity of care delivery for patients and allow healthcare systems to provide efficient, productive, and better care to more people.
Artificial Intelligence can also increase the experience of healthcare providers, enabling these practitioners to give more quality time in direct patient care and reducing panic and burnouts. Building on Artificial Intelligence has the capacity to revolutionize healthcare and help resolve the challenges in the healthcare system. Artificial Intelligence is becoming more effective in ensuring better care delivery to patients, clinical decision support, advanced diagnostics, chronic care management, and preventing people from acquiring diseases.
Artificial Intelligence gives an unprecedented opportunity to reshape and disrupt healthcare. The companies that have started using Artificial Intelligence are able to deliver better and improved healthcare services. Artificial Intelligence can improve the care delivery in patient intake and engagement which is the most important part of the healthcare journey. AI-based conversational interfaces can automate care navigation and patient screening. AI can also be developed which can communicate with patients on a frequent basis to make sure that they remain positively engaged and in sync with the care regimen.
Using Artificial Intelligence to automate interactions of patients and caretakers can reduce the costs and democratize easy access to healthcare by making expert health guidance accessible without the need for human physicians’ most expensive time.