The medical industry is constantly being modernized to meet the needs of today’s patients, and today’s technology plays a huge part in that advancement. Right now, our smartphones exceed the ability of what was once considered advanced over 30 years ago, among many devices that people would only think of in science fiction. Nowadays, the expanse into artificial intelligence has been making its way into the medical industry, and the latest studies have been stating that eventually, AI will play a huge role in diagnosis and treatment.
Personalized Medicine and The Introduction of Artificial Intelligence
New forms of medicine are being introduced, and one of the trending terms being used today to expand on patient’s care is “personalized medicine.” This type of medicine, also called precision medicine, tailors the medicines used to the patient and take into consideration things such as medical history, lifestyle, and the patient’s genetics, and are thus used to create treatment plans suited to the patient’s care. However, one of the biggest challenges for medical practitioners is how to handle personalized care. Altogether, it’s a daunting task and often lacks efficiency.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to accomplish these goals faster and more efficiently, which can provide immense benefits for patients needing personalized care. For instance, patients needing chronic care management for a traumatic spinal injury will need extensive, long-term treatment until their symptoms or condition subsides, and through the use of artificial intelligence, that patient can receive their treatments and care more effectively without having to rely on the waiting lists and other factors that may interfere with their treatment. Overall, AI has the potential to do many things, including:
- Processes large volumes of data effectively
- Identify and track patterns within data
- Recommend treatment options based on collected data
- Project anticipated outcomes from suggested treatments
These systems also have the ability to identify health risks before they become too severe and make connections using the patient’s medical data to provide preventative care. AI-powered precision medicine can become a possibility, but it will take a slew of revamping infrastructure to be able to integrate these new systems into today’s medical practices. Almost every part of the medical industry, from academic organizations to pharmaceutical companies, will need to take part in this initiative. However, today’s AI is still considered primitive by many researchers, and we still have a long way to go before we can begin thinking about advancing forward.
What To Expect In The Future of Medical Care
Once this type of technology advances far enough, it will provide huge advancements in the healthcare industry. Right now, we’re already seeing the works of telemedicine work their way into offices due to the onset of the Covid-19, which has already helped many reduce costs and disease spread. Sooner or later, technologies like artificial intelligence will make their way into practices, and hopefully, with the introduction of this technology, we’ll see more improvements in the healthcare industry and patients’ health.