All too often, patients are prescribed the incorrect medication. Sometimes, it isn’t a terrible issue. Other times, the wrong medication can be life-threatening. It’s an unfortunate fact that human beings are more than capable of making mistakes — it’s why we have the term “human error,” after all. Artificial intelligence (AI) is attempting to bridge that gap between human error and medical malpractice.
In a recent report from The Doctors Company, a medical malpractice insurer, they found that AI most certainly has the capability to reduce common malpractice suits by helping them to double-check their work. The report stated that AI acts as a second opinion to doctors and can also provide them with a deeper understanding of the case and patient that they’re presented with. With this, doctors may be able to avoid incorrect diagnoses, as well as incorrect prescription of medication, and perform their jobs better than ever.
Furthermore, the report found that AI in healthcare presents the following benefits:
· Assistance with case triaging
· Enhanced image scanning and segmentation
· Speedier and more accurate disease detection
· Supported decision making
· Integration and improvement of workflow
· Personalized care
· Automatic tumor tracking
· Disease development and risk prediction
· Patient appointment and treatment tracking
One major way that AI is already being implemented in healthcare is through online healthcare services.
When a patient seeks out online healthcare services, they are first introduced to a virtual “doctor” that is completely run by AI. The “doctor” will ask the patient a series of questions that typically start out broad and get more specific as they aggregate data. Once they get to the end of their questioning, they will determine the most likely diagnosis and treatment plan, then connect the patient to a live doctor.
The Doctors Company assessed 25,000 malpractice cases and determined that, “inadequate assessments were the most common factor” in cases with incorrect diagnoses. Furthermore, they found that machine learning can help doctors make quality assessments with pattern recognition that pulls out key indicators of certain illnesses.
Our unique virtual healthcare platform uses an AI-based virtual diagnostic assistant just for healthcare providers called SUJIN.
SUJIN will learn from the data stored on Chartchain, our data storage model, to assist healthcare providers with their diagnostic process and help reduce human error.
With SUJIN’s prediction model of suspected diseases based on algorithmic thinking, healthcare providers will be able to reduce their risk of malpractice and process quantities of data that have so far been impossible. This allows SUJIN to perceive things that humans may not be able to and get patients the care that they need — the first time around.
Experience the benefits of artificial intelligence in healthcare and see the potential within the online healthcare industry with MEDIC. Our network of health and wellness professionals are ready to help you start living your best and healthiest life, no matter where in the world you are.