Microrobot solutions are acting as game-changers in the healthcare industry
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is amplifying healthcare by resolving various issues. The complexity and growth of healthcare have taken AI as a solution for both normal and critical situations. Several types of AI applications already exist in the field providing solutions and suggestions for diverse problems.
Some of the frontline applications of AI involve diagnosis and treatment recommendations, patient engagement and adherence, and administrative activities. The healthcare industry is open to bringing in a change, starting from chronic illness to radiology for cancer treatment, technology has leveraged endless possibilities. It has deployed more precise, efficient and impactful interventions at exactly the right moment in a patient’s care.
Patients and their families are ready to pay higher amounts when it comes to medical emergencies. It is general psychology that they are willing to spend more on treatment if it could save a life. As payments structures evolve, patients are looking for better solutions. The first such extensive solution is provided by the integration of AI. The technology offers a number of advantages over traditional analytics and clinical decision-making techniques. Data inputs and predictive analysis are unraveling insight into diagnostics, care processes, treatment variability, and patient outcome.
AI start-ups are also coming up with solutions and innovative technologies that act on time in the medical field. They are complementing the sudden increase in demand for more automation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some start-ups are working on pivoting their technologies and applying them to new use cases created by the pandemic emergency. Technologies by start-ups have already gained FDA and European approval. Other than AI, robots are also extensively fulfilling doctor’s demand. Almost all surgical procedures will be assisted by robots, which can even notice small changes in the internal organs accurately.
Israel is well known for its technological development and AI brains in recent years. The country is trying to lead its healthcare through AI features. Healthcare-tech start-ups are gaining traction in the region. Recently, investors have contributed a lot in four Israel health start-ups.
Currently, AI is already doing its maximum to soothe both the doctors and patients’ need. But this is not all. The next milestone that healthcare is trying to fix is helping patients through virtual assistance.
Sprouting Health-tech Solutions in Israel
Developing ‘Hospital at Home’ Initiative
Dr Eyal Zimlichman, deputy director of Sheba, Israel’s largest hospital in Tel Aviv predicts that more than 90% of surgical procedures will be performed by robots and 70% of hospital visits will take place in the patient’s home using telemedicine. Eyal, who is also the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer of the city is masterminding the development of the world’s first ‘Hospital at Home’ initiative.
The core subject of the movement is to make hospitals up to the mark where both patients and doctors don’t need to visit the hospital for treatments and predictions. The doctors and nurses will do general rounds remotely using the latest technology. The idea is still on the process as the healthcare is currently on the first step of climbing to such extends.
Delivering Virtual Treatment at Patient’s Doorstep
Microrobots are miniature robots or sophisticated machines designed to perform a specific task or tasks on a micro-scale. They are mainly used to develop new transformative strategies for the treatment of chronic disease states such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, liver disease respiratory diseases and kidney disease. The merging of AI and micro-robotics has turned the healthcare upside down by giving quick and better treatment.
Recently, technology is reshaping the hospital themselves. Tytocare has developed a remote technology where patients can be monitored at their homes by medical staffs during their daily rounds using AI-enhanced imaging device delivered at their doors. This will drastically change the hospital environment. Emergency beds will be available for patients who are in critical need with others taking remote treatment. This seems to be an essential content during the times of Covid-19 as people are scared to visit the hospital. They fear that visiting the hospital to treat other illness might make them vulnerable to coronavirus.
Mercy virtual, an initiative by Mercy Hospital in St Louis is transforming healthcare through its extensive team that is trained to use technology. Virtual technology extends care to the hospital patients remotely using Mercy virtual.
Accelerating AI-powered Imaging for Quick Diagnosis
Zebra Medical has developed AI-powered imaging that helps radiologists read and triage thousands of scans quicker and more effectively than ever before. Sight diagnostics is enabling blood tests to be performed quicker, cheaper and safer by using just two or three drops of blood. Computational models for disease and drug development could accelerate or even replace expensive and slow-moving clinical trials, enabling the faster development of new drugs and making it cost-effective to develop personalized medicine for small population groups. Instead of using mice, machine learning technology could predict what the chemical impact will bring to the human body during drug testing.
As the world is well aware, Israel is one of the front runners in the global technology market. The country’s long leftover issue of lack of allies are slowly moulding in the joint. The US-brokered deal to patch UAE and Bahrain with Israel turned to be successful. Henceforth, ties with other nations like the US and China when it comes to AI start-ups and healthcare innovation is trailing the AI sector. In a nutshell, the country could reach its goal of remote treatment sooner than expected if the development and adoption are fast-paced.