Wednesday 1st February 2023
The future of medicine – a look at AI
We are always looking forward to new innovations in medicine and how we can improve the outcomes of patients who can often experience delayed diagnosis and treatment.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been showing promise for decades, not only in medicine, but across all aspects of life. There will be a time in the near future when we won’t be able to imagine life without it.
Imagine the future of medicine with AI…
It is a standardised tool in pattern recognition, early detection and personalised treatment. It can also help predict the progression of disease, allowing healthcare professionals (HCPs) to anticipate complications and take proactive measures to prevent them. Drug development has also evolved and AI is extensively used to analyse large quantities of data from preclinical and clinical trials to tailor new therapeutic approaches. It is a key tool for matching patients to the most appropriate clinical trial, based on their medical history and disease profile, as well as predicting the chances of successful outcomes.
On a personal front, people are adapted to predictive healthcare and use a range of Apps linked to their healthcare records to keep tabs on their vital signs, lifestyle factors and genetic data. Personalised and preventative medicine is integral across all aspects of care, with individualised treatments based on the patient’s unique biology, medical history and lifestyle.
For HCPs, AI has enabled them to reduce the likelihood of misdiagnosis, improving patient outcomes, and allows routine tasks to be automated, freeing them up to focus on more complex and high-level tasks. Virtual consultations and remote monitoring are commonplace and access to healthcare has never been better.
What shall we see by 2030? We look forward to the evolution of healthcare in the context of AI in this increasingly challenging age of healthcare provision.
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