AI As An Engine Of Digital Transformation In Healthcare
AI as an Engine: In the wake of digital transformation, Health 4.0 unites technology and knowledge to improve people’s quality of life. A few years ago, telemedicine was a subject still occasionally debated and still out of the spotlight.
The situation is entirely different with the arrival and subsequent overcoming of the 2020 pandemic. Advances in connectivity technologies and approval of the practice of remote medicine by regulatory bodies have made this practice common and highly beneficial for society. And this is just the beginning of an essential technical evolution in healthcare.
In addition to the better capacity for remote consultations, medicine today has a series of new resources that bring agility and precision to diagnoses and treatments, substantially improving patients’ quality of life and recovery. An excellent example of this is the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) in various hospital activities, from screening to conducting exams and other fundamental areas of health care. To illustrate this new reality, here are some examples of how this technology is increasing the performance of care in some of the best hospitals in the country.
Disease Prevention And Early Diagnosis
The advancement of AI allows a much higher degree of precision in the most varied types of exams, including blood counts, biopsies and the various types of diagnostic imaging. By applying artificial intelligence in these contexts, physicians have valuable help, which allows them to visualize problems such as pulmonary embolism in cases of prolonged interaction, intracranial and intestinal bleeding and the beginnings of cervical fractures, among many others.
Through AI, problems like these can be identified in their earliest stages, preventing them from worsening and putting patients’ lives at risk, contributing to shorter hospital stays and better recovery. Similarly, serious illnesses can be identified early, ensuring an accelerated start of treatment and increasing the chances of recovery.
However, the widespread adoption of this technology requires hospitals to prepare their IT infrastructure to deal with the vast amount of data generated and processed by AI platforms. Thus, an option that these organizations have increasingly chosen is the migration to the Cloud, operating in hybrid modalities most of the time. With the Cloud, the hospital gains scalability and harnesses AI’s full power without investing large amounts in on-premises equipment and physical infrastructure.
Insights Based On Trusted Data
In addition to helping the individual, the new analysis technologies of Health 4.0 allow identifying population trends by comparing test results. Problems such as diabetes, heart disease, psychopathologies and other issues can be accurately identified in large populations, identifying risk groups and increasing case trends. This, in turn, allows the government and health agencies to develop prevention programs, including exercise incentives, nutrition, and quality of life tips.
Thus, technology makes it possible to see problems that are not yet consolidated, preventing them from becoming harmful at the population level, saving lives and avoiding overloading the health system.
Pharmacy Robotization And Drug Production
In cases of hospitalizations and highly complex treatments, new technologies can be beneficial, generating specific therapies and combinations of medications in each patient’s particular case. By analyzing the latest exams and indicators, AI tools can suggest optimal combinations for each subject, maximizing their effectiveness.
An example of this application is the success story in a hospital where cancer treatment was optimized by AI, creating specific drug combinations based on patient exams, making it much more efficient.
For healthcare organizations, adopting Cloud technologies, machine learning, and AI, among others, is the gateway to a new era of efficiency and results, in which patients benefit the most. For them, any company places itself as a high-level partner, which puts its century-old tradition of operational excellence at the service of the population’s health and well-being through cutting-edge technology and innovation.