Telemedicine Solutions with Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enabled healthcare providers to make enlightened decisions by proactive data analysis and receive targeted advice accompanied by timely and personalized care. Artificial Intelligence with its tremendous potential is set to re-shape global healthcare scenario in coming years.
Artificial Intelligence enables healthcare software to remotely monitor and analyze patient health statistics and automate designated tasks based on decision made by AI algorithm. An example of AI based decision automation is to analyze certain health data and trigger an alert indicating abnormal health condition of a patient. Such intelligent systems not only help identify high-risk conditions butcan proactively alert patient of any upcoming abnormality. Specialties like Pulmonology, Cardiology and Psychiatry etc. rely on efficient AI systems in order to detect an abnormal condition and take a response action/ better decision proactively. With a large number of hospitals embracing Artificial Intelligence, patients can expect for an easier, faster and a better diagnosis in coming years. Both patients and medical providers are bound to reap benefits of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence becomes significantly important by enhancing ability of healthcare system to analyze data from various sources leading to an optimized health care solution. Telemedicine solution providers are now developing seamless Telemedicine platforms with custom Algorithms for proactive/ preventive healthcare.
AI and Telemedicine Platforms
Countries like US and UK are leaning more towards Telemedicine and are counting on Telemedicine Solution Providers to create bespoke Telemedicine solutions with AI, ALEXA and more. Here are few advantages of such customized healthcare platforms:
Treatment Automation:Many such ingenious platforms with AI can suggest possible treatments based on patient’s PHI data, prescriptions and current symptom. Such AI based platforms automates management of various operations like Patient Admission,Reports and Diagnosis Management, Diet Goals, Prescriptions and even discharge. Notifications are triggered at appropriate times to family members or care managers if any action is required on their part.
Palliative Care Programs:Patients with Life-limiting illness or grave health conditions are mostly confined to their homes and monitoring their medication and health statistics is a challenge. AI based Telemedicine Platforms have enabled healthcare providers to come up with innovative Palliative Care Programs. Targeted at touching lives of otherwise left outpatients, these AI enabled healthcare platforms are providing better care to elderly and disabled people confined to their homes.
24X7 Realtime Support:Some AI enabled Telemedicine Solutions now assure round the clock monitoring and accessibility to medical care from comfort of your home. Digital devices like eStethoscope, Blood pressure and Blood Sugar monitors, Mobile ECG Monitoring Strips etc. have enabled real-time monitoring of health care statistics 24×7, while you are located away from hospital.
Reliable and Faster Decision Making:Advanced AI enabled Telemedicine Platforms have enabled a seamless flow of reliable information between patient and healthcare provider. This enables medical professionals to take decision faster and proactively react to emergency and abnormal situations thereby reducing risks and providing efficient medical care.
How AI-Enabled EHRs & Telemedicine Solution Providers are Transforming Healthcare?
Emerging technologies in healthcare sector are urging healthcare providers towards an exciting new frontier prompted by advancements in telecommunications sector and Information technology. These unprecedented solutions have enabled healthcare industry to reap profits and impart patient- centric care better than ever before.
There are two transforming innovations worthy of a mention in this article Telemedicine and Artificial intelligence based Electronic health records (EHR) respectively. Cumulatively they serve manifold advantages.
Artificial Intelligence Based EHR
Integrated Delivery System(IDS), and affiliated hospitals serve as prime foundation for healthcare delivery. Incorporating IDS with Artificial Intelligence makes Electronic Health Record flexible and Intelligent to improve data recovery and subsequent interpretation in
order to reach at a conclusive prognosis. Electronic Health Records though play a critical role in the evaluation of patient but are extremely complicated. Often taking longer time to complete, these records are often left incomplete by physicians resulting in inaccurate evaluation of patient. It is often seen that patients end up completing these questionnaires themselves resulting in innumerable errors. AI can be employed to make EHR more flexible for the physicians.
- Extraction from faxes and Clinical notes: Using AI, companies can extract structured data and use it to recognize key terms and reveal data insights
- Diagnostic Algorithms: Search Engine in collaboration with Delivery networks comes up with models using large data to predict serious conditions such as Cardiac Arrest.AI derived image interpretation algorithms are created for identification of patterns of the changes. This can also subsequently lead to identifying treatment strategies for patient.
- Documentation and Data Entry: Natural Language processing using Artificial Intelligence allows physicians to attend to their patients freely rather than worry about data entry.
- Clinical support: Clinical support has evolved into AI enabled Machine Learning solutions from the old method generic rule based solutions.
These Have Helped to Address Numerous Issues
- Curtail medical errors or unfavorable set of events.
- Better documentation and organization of the patient’s records
- Assists the patients with their schedule planning such as doctor’s visits, prescriptions and scheduled appointments.
- Opportunities to receive a virtual second opinion.
AI- A New Ray of Hope for Healthcare
Novel concept involving melding of Telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence has proven to be a ray of hope for potential millions of people in healthcare system. One of most critical problems faced by caregivers and family members alike is taking care of elderly, disabled or individuals suffering from chronic disease. Enabling them to take on-time medication or their constant encouragement in moments of despair, depression and sadness has been a challengingarea for healthcare providers.
Healthcare units have joined hands with Telemedicine Software Solutions provider to come up with smart software programs, encouraging such patients to adhere to their medical regime. Encouraging patients to use system and personalizing it through addition of his profile or motivational quotes can go a long way in rehabilitation of the individual.
Future of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
A new generation of Artificial Intelligence backed software programs can be installed on smartphones or tablets, desktops or laptop computers. These efficient solutions are responsible for efficient and secure transmission of data from vicinity of Ambulances, Emergency or even your homes.
Room Patrolling of Robots through a remote control using a software interface has been recently developed through imbibing concept of Artificial Intelligence and Vision systems for Navigation and Obstacle detection. Application of Artificial Intelligence can be used according to height and angle of screen for patient’s convenience.
Studies are ongoing for finding techniques to gather data on progress and rehabilitation of the patients through smart device enabled platforms. Wireless vital sensors have enhanced scope of Telemedicine to transmit data that could help in continuous monitoring of the patients with grave diseases.
Applying Artificial Intelligence has tremendously helped in the systematic retrieval and analysis of the data. As mentioned applying chat bots leads to the automatic completion of the basic patient’s information through recording. Entire process from the completion of
the patient’s information to eventual electronically dispatches it to the physician speeds up the prescription process subsequently.
Application of Cloud Computing shall significantly enhance speed of data retrieval and improved processing capacity. Main risk associated with Telemedicine is security of patient’s information. Studies in India to overcome this problem have suggested use of Algorithm for digital watermarking of medical images in order to secure the confidentiality of the diagnosis.
Leading healthcare facilities is slowly incorporated artificial Neural Networks. These technology inspired advancements utilize scope of hybrid models of neural networks to customize solutions. Also going forward these models can be applied at higher levels to enable healthcare providers make decisions out of unstructured or limited data.
With myriad healthcare issues to be overcome and a growing rates of chronic and aging population, it is the need of the hour to provide innovative healthcare solutions. It is no doubt that AI enabled solutions have made baby steps towards problem and garnered attention towards it for a long time. AI could play a pivotal role in not only how the industry operates but ensuring quality and optimal patient care too.
Prologic Technologies is adept at designing and developing effective Telemedicine platforms with latest features such as Behavioral Health Trackers through integration of Artificial Intelligence, Geo-Fencing, Amazon Alexa, HIPAA Secure Behavioural health platforms for targeted individuals with problems related to mental health.
Smart Telemedicine Solutions with artificial intelligence, Geo- fencing and historical data analysis can be used for medication reminders, activities and mealtimes. It also offers proactive guard against triggers that generate behavioral disorders like anxiety, depression, Alcoholism etc.
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