It seems that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could really make a difference in the healthcare system. Or at least this is the hope. Indeed, it is known that a big revolution requires a key-principle: time.
We have recently discussed the advantages derived from the mobile APP Streams that supports doctors and nurses to deliver faster and better care to patients. The news is that UK government has a clear intention to put AI within the medical process, in all its stages – from diagnosis to innovation, from prevention to treatment.
Furthermore, hospitals have started to face some defined problems and challenges, throughout the healthcare sector, by means of diverse companies’ services, such as Chatbots, DeepMind. AI is spreading silently, not only inside facilities but also at home.
Not so silently if we analyze the Mabu case: this humanoid robot (developed by Catalia Health) could interact with patients, working with the American Heart Association, helping them with home-treatment for congestive heart failure. A fully-fledged nurse that reminds medication and asks about how patients are feeling in that moment: this could accelerate and ease the process of registering patient data by the doctor. Not only, it could help reduce re-admission rates for long-term conditions from the outside.
AI could really impact the healthcare environment from different entry-points. While it is gradually changing the base-line, small projects are shaping the procedures, as solely spots around the world, searching to fix the gap or unresolved current problems of the medical journey.