Cutting-edge AI technology enhances and extends humans’ capacity to identify patterns, detect risks and improve healthcare.
AI has advanced the healthcare industry in areas of patient care, diagnosis, risk detection, and personalized treatments. Furthermore it also enables organizations to do more with less resources which comes in handy especially during a global pandemic. However, AI’s ability to relieve staff of time-consuming, manual tasks is one of the biggest advantages it offers as this greatly reduces burnout in healthcare providers and enables them to focus their time on tasks of higher importance.
Here are some ways in which AI can help healthcare organizations amp up their efficiency:
AI Extends Capabilities of Hospital Staff
AI works to augment the capabilities of human experts and serves as an extension of its team as opposed to replacing them altogether. Machines do not suffer from fatigue and are not prone to errors after a tiring day of examining hundreds of scans, and therefore, are far better equipped at analysis images than humans.
AI Allows Physicians to Focus on Patients
One of the main highlights of adopting AI is its capacity to complete tasks that traditionally require extensive manual labor and are prone to human error with more efficiency and speed. AI can also provide physicians with relevant data to improve patient care and aid in rapid diagnoses that are crucial to positive patient outcomes. Additionally, AI can detect unusual activity within the 60 million or so electronic health record queries that occur every month in an average-sized hospital, a feat that’s impossible for any human being to achieve, and greatly streamline compliance investigation workflows.
AI Reduces Risk Across the Organization
By harnessing the tremendous amounts of data that flows through a hospital, AI can greatly help in reducing risk and refocusing human attention. AI has the
potential to improve clinical diagnoses, find medication administration errors and prevent privacy violations in almost every domain of healthcare. AI-driven analytics can be used by hospital leadership to make sense of data trends and patterns, recognize potential problems and prevent situations that pose a threat to the organization, workforce and patients from occurring.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague most of the world, organizations will have to work with limited resources, and increasing efficiency and being able to do more with less is now more important than ever. AI is best suited for such situations as it is the most efficient and cost-effective way for healthcare organizations to make the most of the resources they possess, ensure the enforcement of their organization’s policies and procedures, and reallocate human capital to the most important tasks.