Artificial Intelligence is definitely one of the most revolutionary and exciting technologies in the world today. AI has entered spaces where no one would have ever imaged that AI would enter. One of such fields is the healthcare industry. Though, technology has already transformed the world of healthcare in many ways.
As, now a days, we see immense adoption and use of the EHRs, EMRs and even the healthcare software and applications around the world. In fact, newer and newer technological innovations have been done in the field of healthcare to make it much more swift and efficient. One of the key technologies that has the potential to revamp the way the world of healthcare works is Artificial Intelligence.
Is Artificial Intelligence transforming the way the healthcare industry works?
Yes. Indeed it is. Artificial Intelligence is implemented in the healthcare industry in many ways. One of the key areas where AI is used is in the EHRs and EMRs. With the help of AI, all the major healthcare software and programs will not only become a lot more useful but also quite powerful. In fact, in the future, we might even see AI based doctors or the doctor’s assistants in the clinics. So, there is a lot that AI is expected to do and has the potential to do in the world of healthcare. However, one of the most talked about implementations of AI is in the EHRs.
How useful are the EHRs? What is the impact of the new technologies like AI on EHRs?
The main aim of the EHRs is to streamline the day to day tasks in the hospitals and clinics. EHRs help the administrative staff of the healthcare industry to work more efficiently and quickly. The key reason why EHRs are adopted is the fact that they reduce the time spend of the doctors or the clinical staff on the operational or admin related work. Though, the EHRs have to be pretty quick and efficient to meet the expectations of the general public.
But, at the end of the day, they should help the healthcare experts to lessen the time that they spend on managing the healthcare activities or data. Also, the new-age EHRs even allow the doctors to improve their practice by letting them manage their appointments, finances and even the patient interactions via the healthcare apps.
Some of the problems are associated with the EHR as well. Therefore, the EHR makers are trying to make the new-age EHRs a lot more innovative. This is done to make the EHRs a lot more useful. Also, with the help of new features, EHRs will be able to meet the expectations of the market.
Hence, the EHR experts are trying to include new-age technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the EHRs. With the help of AI, the generic EHR will turn into ‘Smartest EHR’. Technologies like voice recognition, AI, ML (Machine Learning) will make the EHRs a lot more engaging. With the help of these technologies, the solution will be more intuitive.
The Powerful Combo of AI and EHRs
EHRs can be automated with the help of latest technologies like ML, AI and Voice Recognition technologies. These technologies will boost the speed as well as the efficiency of the EHRs and the functions. The new-age EHRs will enhance the patient experience that the doctors offer. Also, the patient engagement levels can also be increased through the modern healthcare apps which are powered by AI.
In the future, we might even see the replacement of the manual scripts with digital scribes. The digital scripts will surely lessen the time that the doctors or the clinic’s staff spend on the entry of data. Hence, doctors will be left with more time to spend with the patients. But, one of the most revolutionary technologies is the voice recognition technology.
Though this, the data related to the patient’s appointment and meeting with the doctor will be automatically uploaded in the EHRs. In fact, the AI based EHRs can also assist the doctors in many ways. Eventually, the inclusion of AI will make the EHRs more lively, engaging, quick, interesting and even more useful.
About Author: Sandeep is working at Aegis Healthcare, A Leading Healthcare Application Development Company India, Provides EHR Implementation Services and EMR Integration Services.