Create a national database of patients connected to an AI. The AI then uses data from yearly checkups, Family history, in-patient data and personal medical history to extrapolate on when the next medical visit should be. The AI also acts as a personal health consultant when you feel under the weather. It would also void the need for an in-person consultation and consequently make for shorter waiting lines at hospitals. It would schedule appointments based on the level of need a patient has, helping save lives and relieve doctors of decision fatigue.
Doctors are only human, Misdiagnosis happens all the time. The US alone has an estimated 12 million misdiagnoses per year . Anything that can be done to lower that number should be done.
This system allows both private and public facilities to pool their data for the well being of their patients.
There are too many online services that offer medical consultations. I hypothesise that they would have a higher probability of misdiagnosis due to a lack of information on what is going on around individual patients. Hospitals can work around this because most patients come from the same area and by talking to alot of them they can recreate the full picture relatively quicker.
With the emergence of global pandemics, big data might offer us a shot at fighting back and protect the ones the most at risk. Being able to schedule and reschedule health drives to combat the virality of disease might reduce the total loss of life.
Could help identify genetic based ailments and direct younger members to make life choices that reduce the likelyhood of the condition manifesting.
The global reach means nations can't underplay diseases and everyone is well informed on how at risk they are of being affected.
Could allow labs to run as hospitals to offset thier expenses without having to need as much invest in relevant facilities by only dealing with cases they are equiped to handle.
If multiple nations would be willing to place all their databases and practices available for annonymous cross-reference by an AI with the explicit intention of making healthcare available, It could make getting specialized procedures abroad so much easier and so much cheaper.
Could allow clinics and small practices to relieve strain from major practices if they have the relevant facilities to do so.
The government creates a national database and all hospitals have to upload all relevant data they have on their patients. The data is private, only accesible to you and your doctor. The patient feeds their present ailments to the database and the AI annonymously cross-refrences them against known family members, coworkers, friends and neighbors to find probable causes of the ailment. Once that is done, It cross-references the results against a database of doctors and hospitals with a history of success in dealing with your present condition. The AI then shows you their fees and the soonest you can schedule an appointment.
In cases where there isn't enough information,the AI can help schedule appointments for bloodwork, X-rays or MRI at the nearest and fastest place and ussing the results direct you to a doctor or hospitals to get treatment
Statistically, at any given moment there should be an emergency case requiring attention. Major hospitals have an emergency ward for this exact purpose. I propose a similar arrangement here where a few well equiped practices refuse to take appointments and instead recieve immediate patients as they are directed. coordination is key here and by keeping the flow of patients distributed among as many hospitals as necessary it could be possible to significantly reduce the strain on existing facilities.
The national database could also link to relevant insuarance providers or double as a medical insuarance provider. This way by principle of pooling and diversifying it could make it possible to reduce the cost of healthcare for common citizens.
In the event of a pandemic or local outbreak, the database keeps track of the spread, calculates your individual probability of infection and gives you a percentage value as well as preventive measures you can follow to protect yourself.
artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted module XIAO YI
Using a retrospective cohort study from August 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020, they compared the waiting times of patients of who used the AI first before an in person consultation and those who went to the hospital first. The results speak for themselves.
The median waiting time was 0.38 (interquartile range: 0.20, 1.33) hours for the AI-assisted group compared with 1.97 (0.76, 3.48) hours for the conventional group
You would think that it would increase costs but the data showed the total cost for the AI assisted group to be 335.97 CNY compared with the 364.58 of the control group. These numbers aresignifant since the test population was only 12,342 . Imagine the results when implimented at larger scales.
Privacy should be a key principle when making this system. It becomes impossible to trust such a system when it starts being used as an ad platform to sell drugs or special services. The end goal shouldn't be advancement of capitalistic goals but the use of existing technologies to improve human life and eliminate strife and suffering.
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