Robots assisting surgery, and chatbots helping patients get the right doctor at the right time. Artificial intelligence is making a big impact on the healthcare system. 

Here are several ways that AI will impact healthcare now and in the future. 

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Image Analysis

Our mobile phones and tablets most often have the ability to take and send images. Those images can be sent to diagnostic tools to help identify the wound and the possible care path. 

AI tools can be an essential tool in the healthcare world to help those who are in remote locations to get information from doctors, and doctors provide essential healthcare. 

MIT-led research has also developed a machine-learning algorithm that scans a analyzes the images 1000 times faster than the methods currently used. It means that surgeons can get vital information much faster. 


Chatbots in healthcare can perform several roles that can help the medical team do their work better and faster. It might be as simple as scheduling appointments, or it may be more like Roz, from Brad Schaeffer of MedComp. Roz is a complete healthcare assistant that manages prescription production, home diagnostic testing, and more. 

Chatbots can also collect plenty of information from a patient. A chatbot can ask questions, and the program will allow the chatbot to narrow down the needs of the patient and connect them with the right people, or suggest alternative pathways. 

This can help to speed up the appointment booking and treatment process. 

Chatbots in healthcare are also faster and more convenient than waiting in a telephone queue to speak to a receptionist. 


There are several diagnoses AI’s in action around the globe. Although all are news-worthy, here are a few that are incredible to hear about. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has an AI that can help to detect deadly blood diseases at a quicker rate. 

The enhanced microscopes can scan the blood faster, and thus far it has had 95% accuracy. 

When the diagnosis is quicker, the treatment can be given at a quicker rate. This can improve the chances of successful recovery or management of diseases. 


Medical data and learning spans thousands of years, and discoveries are daily. That is a lot of information to need to search through. Tempus is a huge AI library that can research the world’s largest collection of molecular and clinical data. 

It can then produce personalized healthcare treatment. 

Proscia is another data-driven AI. Proscia can detect cancer patterns by using images. This technology will help eliminate the bottlenecks in data management and can then support cancer treatment and recovery. 

Ai is helping to bridge any of the gaps between personnel, records, human error, and time. When a patient is presenting with a severe illness AI can help the diagnosis and treatment process begin at a faster rate. 

Chatbots can help place patients where they need to be, and the robot-assisted surgeries are giving a reduced recovery time and small or neater scars. 

Technology and healthcare are making huge strides in giving the best patient healthcare possible.

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