As our healthcare system strives to become more consumer-centric, technology is playing an increasingly important role in facilitating consumers’ passage through the ecosystem.
Consumers are wishing for a better healthcare experience, but the statistics of global health data and consumer health and insurance illiteracy are colliding in a major way.
AI is getting better at performing what humans do, but in a more efficient, faster, and cost-effective manner.
In healthcare, both AI and robotics have immense potential.
What is artificial Intelligence?
AI is defined in a variety of ways. But the most helpful is the definition used by European Parliament: “The ability of a computer program to do tasks or reasoning processes that we normally connect with intelligence in a human being” is defined as “the capacity of a computer program to accomplish tasks or reasoning processes that we typically equate with intelligence in a human being.”
How literacy affects the health of people?
Research proves that consumers with limited health insurance literacy have significant health consequences.
How? Well, consumers who are unaware that certain health exams are free, for example, are more inclined to forgo them.
Mostly, people are afraid to approach for medical care because they are unsure of how much it would cost.
Ultimately, people are not going to get adequate care when they have a limited awareness of health concepts and terminology.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine out of ten Americans are perplexed by complex health information.
Although no consumer should be expected to know medical terminology to the level of a scientist, fundamental health awareness is alarmingly missing.
On top of all this, the internet has made things more complex.
There are a plethora of symptom-checkers available on the internet, many of which are worse than providing no information at all.
Moreover, some doctors are already devoting an excessive amount of valuable patient encounter time to clarifying, explaining, and combating information received via internet searches.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to boost care delivery productivity and efficiency, allowing healthcare organizations to provide more and better care to more people.
AI can help improve healthcare worker’s experience at work by significantly allowing them to spend more time on direct patient care.
How AI can change things
AI brings with itself a set of regulatory measures.
Regulations requiring health plans to reveal information about a member’s previous claims experience are among them, allowing a member’s history to be shared between plans for the first time.
Other data-sharing rules make vast amounts of health and insurance data available to patients quickly, most likely via smartphone download.
Artificial intelligence (AI) helps healthcare providers better understand the daily routines and needs of the people they care for, allowing them to provide more feedback, guidance, and support to help them stay healthy.
Artificial intelligence is already being used to detect diseases more precisely and early on, such as cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, a significant number of mammograms provide false results, resulting in one out of every two healthy women being diagnosed with cancer.
AI is allowing mammograms to be reviewed and translated 30 times faster and with 99 percent accuracy, decreasing the need for unneeded biopsies.
The use of pattern recognition to identify patients at risk of getting a condition – or seeing one worsen – as a result of lifestyle, environmental, genomic, or other factors is another area where AI is beginning to take root in healthcare.
AI can help health practitioners take a more comprehensive approach to disease management, better coordinate care plans, and help patients better manage and comply with their long-term treatment programs.
In a manner that simple computer-driven algorithms cannot, AI allows those in training to go through naturalistic simulations. A trainee’s response to questions, judgments, or recommendations can challenge in ways that a person cannot because of the rise of natural speech and the ability of an AI machine to rapidly draw from a huge database of scenarios.
Artificial intelligence (AI), which is based on automation, has the potential to change healthcare and help address some of the issues mentioned above.