We could see how COVID-19 heavily affected the healthcare sector with major labour shortages, but even without it, it is getting more and more difficult for healthcare professionals to handle it. The World Health Organization says that even if 40 million new workplaces in the health sector are created by 2030, we can’t avoid the shortfall of 9.9 million physicians, nurses and midwives. Now it is a time to think differently and implement new technologies that would make healthcare provision more efficient. This is where artificial intelligence and machine-learning technologies step up into the scene to mind this gap of labour shortages, lack of time, resources and patient compliance.
Before analyzing the use of artificial intelligence in the health sector, let’s define what exactly artificial intelligence and machine-learning are:
- AI are basically intelligence machines that could predict, comprehend and act as a human being. They handle tasks like visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
- Machine-learning, in its turn, is a sub-segment of artificial intelligence taking care of structured data with a capability of improving through experience. The ability of a system to find patterns and trends in the behaviour means that machine learning technologies don’t require specific programming to improve.
Examples of artificial intelligence: smart home assistants, self-driving cars, virtual travel booking agents, conversational robots, email spam filters, disease mapping, recommendations based on your previous orders.
Why are AI applications becoming so popular?
The potential of artificial intelligence and savings from it are huge. In 2014 it was estimated at $600 million with future projections of $150 billion by 2026.
AI can analyze a high-volume of data saving labour time and costs. It adds value to the existing products and platforms by adding new features like automation, chat bots & conversational platforms, voice-enabled assistants, and smart machines. AI apps powered by machine learning can learn and adapt automatically. Increased accuracy and reliability of the data makes the products and platforms more secure.
Application of AI and machine learning in healthcare
AI is a clinical decision support tool. It makes the medical decision more accurate with predictive analytics. The human factor leading to mistakes in diagnosis and test analyses could now be minimized with the use of artificial intelligence which could predict the behaviours and possible diseases even faster than medical professionals. It also has the ability to learn and self-correct to assist healthcare providers to be more accurate and proactive. The more effective use of data and resources leads to decreased waiting time and hospital readmissions contributing to an increased level of patient satisfaction.
AI is particularly deployed in such healthcare areas like:
Clinical decision support
In the age of internet and technologies we are flooded with information. AI helps physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers to stay on track, collect this data and make sense of it presenting it in a structured manner. This helps to make more informed evidence-based decisions. Although the final word on medical professionals, AI gives healthcare workers an opportunity to identify the diseases before they occur or in the early stages by analyzing the risk of possible complications or disease progression.
Chronic Care Management
People with chronic diseases are often struggling in their daily life without constant monitoring of healthcare providers. It affects the quality of their life and independence.
AI can help to monitor patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia, Alzheimer’s, falling and wandering episodes, and when the vital signs are below or above the standard range, doctors, nurses and healthcare providers can get alerts and provide help in case of emergency. It is also an effective way of monitoring seniors who want to age in place. They can get help at home without exposing their health to possible hospital infections and waiting in lines.
Self-care / Wellness / Prevention
AI increases patient engagement and compliance. They can now monitor their health remotely and with the use of AI apps and devices can take care of their own health. They can use monitoring and tracking devices or contactless monitoring. They don’t need doctors or other healthcare professionals to assess their risks.
AI powered diagnostics can provide healthcare workers with the results much faster than in a traditional setting. The use of image recognition helps to identify some pathologies. By analyzing different patterns, it makes diagnostics more accurate.
Triage & Diagnosis
AI can help to triage the patients and concentrate only on critical patients that need particular attention at the moment. AI-powered virtual nursing assistants monitor the health status of the patients, identify the illness based on symptoms and redirect them to the right care unit. They can also schedule appointments with doctors and home healthcare providers.
SenSights Care developed on the SenSights.AI Platform
Our SenSights Care Tablet Solution makes monitoring seniors and patients with chronic conditions like COVID-19, Memory, Falling, Wandering, Wellness, Diabetes, COPD/CHF and other illnesses effortless and convenient. The use of audio, video and text communication via phone and popular social media platforms (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube) would help seniors to be constantly connected to the 24/7 nurse help desk in the region.
The Touchless Camera-Free Fall Detection sensor(s) connected to the SenSights Care app would notify the nurse desk if the fall occurred, so they can provide timely help to the patient.
Contactless Wellness Monitoring is also available for seniors via Veyetals app embedded in SenSights Care Solution. So, forgetting to put on wearables for health monitoring is not an issue anymore. The main indicators that are tracked include Falls, Activity, Ambient Sensing, Geolocation, Steps, Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, Respiration Level, Temperature, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose. The family members and doctors could also be added to the circle of care and receive medical alerts in case of health deterioration or emergency. The remote health monitoring is secure and Ontario verified.
What is SenSights.AI Platform?
We are a North American-based startup that provides comprehensive capabilities for home care organizations to manage their senior care services using state-of-art AI and 5G technologies and allow for a greater independence. We are uniquely positioned as we are the only one with a combination of
- Ambient or touchless fall detection
- Device-less or contactless wellness monitoring
- Comprehensive Mobile, Tablet and Web Solution for Seniors, Caregivers and Agency
- Complete Out of box Telehealth and TeleMedicine Platform with integration with over 15+ smart devices and several leading EMRs/EHRs like PointClick Care, Cerner and many more in pipeline
- Over 40+ Data Scientists, Engineers and Medical Advisors to help integrate and improve digital transformation journey of our client with services, products and platform focused on senior market
We provide the best in class health platform for patient engagement, remote monitoring and virtual care. Patients are guided on smartphones, tablets and computers from preparation through recovery with the help of reminders, education and activity tracking. Providers can receive alerts, monitor patients and access analytics to deliver better care. Health systems use SenSights Care to improve patient satisfaction while reducing hospital length of stay, readmissions, and costs.
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