As a professional in the healthcare industry with decades of experience to his name, Himachal Mukhopadhyay stays on top of new healthcare trends to provide the most up-to-date strategies to his clients. Below, he explains how AI is proving to be a major facet of the healthcare industry now and in the future.
Himachal Mukhopadhyay has assumed roles in Operations, Delivery, Engineering, and Sales/Business Development and more. Today, he serves as a knowledgeable strategic advisor using healthcare trends to advise his clients on best practices.
“The healthcare industry is changing drastically with the advent of new technologies, more powerful computers, and the growing artificial intelligence market,” says Himachal Mukhopadhyay. “AI can be implemented into a range of healthcare applications that enhance the overall process for patients and practitioners alike.”
One such AI advancement is in diagnostics where the technology helps comb through and pick out intricate results from huge sets of data. Humans have learned that AI is highly useful for categorizing data, especially once it has a large data set to work and learn from. This means enhancement for patients’ medical records, for biometric and vital processing, genetics and more. The intuitive thinking on the part of AI can improve diagnostic outcomes and allow physicians to spend more time with patients. AI can even offer treatment advice to doctors after comparing and analyzing countless medical records.
“While medical professionals store endless documentation on all their patients, AI can quickly examine multiple sets to provide accurate query results for whatever’s needed,” says Himachal Mukhopadhyay. “AI can function like a personal Google engine for doctors and their records.”
Today, AI is being paired more frequently with robotics to perform specialized tasks normally reserved for people. Through robotic surgeries, medical professionals can employ smaller, more precise tools to accomplish new feats. With AI, robots learn from past surgeries of the same type and can draw on data to improve their process even further, ultimately benefiting both surgeons and the patients in their care. Within the next ten years, certain predictions estimate that AI and robotics will save the healthcare industry tens of billions of dollars each year.
Artificial intelligence is even being used to record vitals and act as a bedside companion to certain patients. Through their interactions, AI technologies can replicate the responsibilities of nurses by encouraging patients to follow through with their daily routines, remind them to take medication, answer questions and more. Additionally, the technology can be used to streamline the office workflow by processing and digitizing forms and paperwork required from patients, saving assistants and office personnel hours in their day.
“I’m excited to see what the future holds for AI, as it proves to be a handy resource for a number of professions,” says Himachal Mukhopadhyay. “For the medical industry, it will save us time, money, and enhance our interactions with patients.”