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How AI Technology Can Help Cope with Healthcare Problems

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As the world’s population continues to age, the global healthcare industry is preparing to deal with unprecedented pressure.

Luckily, emerging technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are helping providers meet the rising demand – while also empowering patients to become more accountable for their own health. 

Thanks to its ability to deliver more accurate, reliable, and connected data, AI is radically transforming the global healthcare sector, turning it into a well-oiled system able to deliver quality care and cope with an always-growing demand. 

Here’s how. 

Creating Ad Hoc Insurance Policies and Making Healthcare More Accessible

While health insurance policies are designed to make healthcare more accessible, most American households are still not immune to the financial burden related to health treatments and care costs. What’s more, nearly 50% of US adults find themselves delaying or skipping medical care because of high out-of-pocket costs. 

AI-powered tools are helping insurance providers limit costs by determining the real risks involved with every single patient, based on historical and medical data. 

Thanks to these insights, providers can craft AI-driven insurance policies, which are delivered virtually through a dedicated Health Platform and are designed to meet each patient’s medical and financial needs.

Managing Patient Risk 

Today, healthcare providers use documents such as health records to determine the risk of individuals developing and suffering from chronic disease. However, as the population continues to age and the prevalence of chronic conditions increases, AI can offer a more comprehensive approach and assist providers in managing each patient’s risk. 

What’s more, AI-powered technologies can help chronically ill individuals and seniors deal with their long-term conditions by helping them comply with long-term treatment programs. 

Prevention and Lightening the Burden on Healthcare

Combined with the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and gamification, AI is already proving its incredible potential to help patients become more accountable for their own health. 

Thanks to wearable devices and consumer health applications, patients can monitor important indicators like weight, BMI, heart rate, stress, and oxygen level and just their routine to keep healthy. 

In turn, this encourages healthier behaviors and reduces the risk of chronic diseases – including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular issues.

From the healthcare providers’ point of view, these technologies are essential to better understand the consumer’s behavior, patterns, and lifestyle. 

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