Artificial intelligence (AI) encompasses computer systems that perform specific tasks typically done by humans in less time and at a lower cost.
There are many applications of AI in Healthcare, such as:
- Powering surgery-assisting robots
- Finding new links in genetic codes
- Personalizing treatment options
- Automating administrative tasks
- Improving medical diagnosis
- Managing healthcare data
- Speeding up drug discovery
Some of the applications of AI in healthcare take on the tedious jobs that healthcare professionals have to do, clearing up more room in the schedule for other tasks and lessening the number of staff numbers a facility may need, helping them save money.
In other cases, AI in healthcare may directly intervene in the patient’s care. For example, AI in healthcare can help create treatment options personalized to the patient, taking into consideration any conditions they have, allergies, or other medications they take. Through AI, the risk of error is minimized, which can then lead to better health outcomes.