As with other businesses and professions, technology is changing the way clinicians practice medicine.
From the telehealth boom during the pandemic to remote care, new health care models emerge every day. Now, with artificial intelligence and IoT devices being introduced into clinical settings, patients and physicians alike will experience care in a very different way, including taking a more preventative approach to health care.
More Efficient Service Delivery
Employers and payers typically want health care providers to be more efficient at delivering services. Using remote monitoring of patients and AI can not only improve outcomes but also make it more cost-effective to treat patients, according to Angela Lanning, ITS chief operating officer at Premier, Inc.
Any kind of medical device that a patient is using remotely can also alert providers and give the patient immediate feedback on what to do, which can help avoid ER visits. For example, a patient with COPD on oxygen may not need to go to the hospital every time oxygen levels slip, she said.