Artificial intelligence in healthcare: Will AI care for us when we’re older?
Artificial intelligence in healthcare has revolutionized the way we approach the treatment and care for aging individuals. While healthcare technology in the past focused on increasing the efficiency of care providers and reducing errors, SimpleC has been able to take it a step further through the use of artificial intelligence (AI). With this technology, we are able to expertly assist seniors to build hyper-personalized healthcare plans based on their particular needs and the latest medical research.
Artificial intelligence in healthcare
We need a better way of approaching aging care than employing more caretakers. There are too many aging individuals for that solution to be sustainable. Even with potential employees already equipped with the right education, they won’t necessarily be ready for the job we need them to do. And all this care adds up. In the US, 86 cents of every dollar spent on healthcare goes to treating people with a chronic condition.
With the use of artificial intelligence, we are able to provide round-the-clock therapy for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia while constantly testing data, something that simply can’t be matched by a human. By using artificial intelligence in healthcare to capture and analyze the research that’s being done by medical researchers, we can create personalized care programs for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, while constantly testing results and making adjustments. Having research-backed therapy in the palm of your hand can be a powerful tool when dealing with chronic disease, especially for those who wish to maintain their independence at home.
Our AI systems also allow us to create personalized care plans and get our product directly into the hands of our users. Seniors and their caregivers can talk to the app and let it know what’s going on with the individual. The app can interpret what’s being said and make recommendations for possible media-based therapies.
Mobile technology increasing accessibility
What we are doing with artificial intelligence in healthcare is bridging the knowledge gap between medical professionals, families and caregivers. What we’re doing with mobile technology is allowing people who need this app to access it and afford it. Mobile is the reason we are in the market to serve this population. Mobile technology is so important, a 2018 global survey of 12,500 CXOs found that 71 percent are investing it.
Before the smartphone revolution, there was no way to quickly reach people to connect or to engage. Now, smartphone ownership increases every year. The share of adults ages 65 and up who own smartphones has risen 24 percentage points (from 18 percent to 42 percent) from 2013 to 2017. Because of mobile technology, we have the ability to provide media-based therapy to individuals based on their specific needs and recent medical research while providing streamlined communication between all involved with the care of the individual. Now that a majority of CXOs are fully engaged and investing in mobile technology as a foundation technology, the potential for healthcare systems to unite with patient data in real time opens new possibilities.
What to expect for the future of personalized healthcare
As another year kicks off, all eyes are on the future of healthcare technology. I see facial recognition as a major game-changer. When it comes to accessing healthcare technology, it’s important for it to be as easy as possible. Facial recognition has a lot of promise because users don’t have to do anything; they don’t have to put their finger on a reader or read any instructions. There’s nothing that needs to be remembered. Particularly with SimpleC, it’s important that users are able to get into the app without having to remember how to even access it.
With facial recognition technology advancing every year, I see doctors and nurses being able to use this technology and AI to start collecting more information about that person, such as changes in the way their eyes are focusing, that will help them better predict, and get ahead of, medical concerns.
Another game-changing technology in healthcare is the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is able to take in a vast amount of accurate information about a user and AI will allow it to go into a continuous evaluation process to improve care and provide accurate information to medical professionals. It’s a major win in healthcare when we don’t have to rely on a person or single medical event to get life-saving information.
There’s no question that emerging technologies like AI and IoT have already drastically bettered modern-day healthcare. But the breadth and depth of this impact will be left up to what today’s technology leaders are able to do with that technology.