Revitalizing the Healthcare Sector with TechnologyBy CIOAdvisor Apac | Monday, December 03, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data have remarkably transformed the healthcare industry. These technologies provide unique solutions that eliminate mundane tasks, mitigate risks, and increase the efficiency of work processes. Following are some of the ways how technologies are transforming the healthcare industry:
Detection at early stage and diagnosis: In the cases of cancer, the unpredictable nature of tumors is the biggest threat to cure cancer. If doctor foresees how the tumor evolves they can be one step ahead and the probability of surviving of the patient's rises. Machine learning tools are able to pick out the pattern from DNA mutation of the cancer patients and predict the genetic changes. Discovery of wearable devices which are combined with AI are able to oversee heart diseases at the early stage and enable doctors and caregivers to take necessary precautions. The technologies are also useful in the diagnosis of various medical conditions accurately.
Medical image processing: Diagnostics processes don’t progress without image processing. The amounts of captured medical images are overgrowing, and it becomes very hectic to check the reports up for physicians in time and rushes make them make the mistakes sometimes. Technologies like AI and big data wipe out these imperfections by analyzing medical images faster and detecting anomalies in a better way.
Drug creation: Drug research and discovery have hugely influenced by AI applications. The way of drugs from the research lab to patients is time-consuming and also costly. According to the study of the California Biomedical Research Association, a drug generally takes an average of 12 years to travel from lab to market. But with the help of all the technologies and solutions, drug discovery and repurposing processes are now able to cut both time and costs.
Precision treatments: While treating chronic devices providers use the trial-and-error method to test out possible medicines that allay the symptoms. If the medications don’t work out, it ends up with the patient’s discouragement and wasted money and time. Moreover, according to Healthcare Finance, $2.5B is spent per year on ineffective treatments. With the advent of precision medicine for chronic diseases, the patient is treated faster and effectively.
Technological and app development companies today are coming up with an innovative and efficient solution to contribute to the healthcare industry. Technologies as AI or robotics are able to give pre-peeks of the future that generally take months and years for the physicians and doctors to see through the diseases and patients. Their intervention in the healthcare industry is the big thing which is changing the way of treatment and cure.