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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Major Opportunities and Challenges Posted on Jun 17 - 2017

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With artificial intelligence, the patient will enter or speak their information into a device The device then compiles all of the patient's history.

You may have seen the commercials claiming that artificial intelligence is “the future”, but what exactly are the impacts ofartificial intelligence on healthcare?

First, in order to delve deep into we should establish a simple understanding of artificial intelligence. When a patient enters a physician’s office, the patient must inform the staff about their historical medical information and simple data points, such as smoking status and age. Next, the patient tells the staff why they are there and then wait to be seen by a physician with ACLS certification. This is the traditional scene of going to see a physician.

With artificial intelligence, the patient will enter or speak their information into a device. The device then compiles all of the patient’s historical information, allowing no room for human recall error, and the device will analyze the situation. The device triages the patient and a physician is notified with the patient’s medical history and triage priority. This is all done in one step, without the need for human intervention.

Medical Decision Making

Within this study by the Nottingham Trent University, computational intelligence was be used to develop models for predicting prostate cancer. This is the tip of the iceberg for the opportunities that artificial intelligence has on the healthcare industry.

Companies, such as AnalyticsMD, have already begun to employ AI and machine learning to drive efficiency in hospital surgical operations. In a discipline that requires tactile decisions, artificial intelligence is proven to improve decision qualities and efficiency. View More


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