Using AI in Healthcare is a Great Prescription for Healthcare Workers and Administrators, Though It Comes With Side Effects

 

Patient care is getting a major upgrade, thanks to the integration of AI in healthcare. While many are still a little wary of this emerging technology, almost 50% of healthcare workers are on board, according to a recent study by GlobalData, which was designed to survey the current AI utilization in eight major pharmaceutical markets, including the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Japan, and China. The report indicates that the most popular uses of AI in healthcare are in supporting diagnostics and designing treatment plans.

This tech doesn’t just streamline administrative work and improve diagnostics, it also enables more personalized and equitable care. AI’s potential to effectively identify patients living in challenging environments, such as food deserts or areas with poor air quality, is a game-changer, helping healthcare providers to tailor treatment plans to individual needs. AI is also a lifesaver for healthcare workers who are feeling increasingly burnt out from all the stress. But, it’s not all smooth sailing. There are unique challenges with AI, like potential biases and the need to double-check AI’s work. That’s where health administrators come in, steering the ship through these tricky waters.

Joyvina Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Management at Howard University, gives her analysis of why AI solutions can prove to be a multi-faceted solution across the care ecosystem if implemented correctly.

Evans’ Thoughts:

“AI can be used to flag electronic medical records and health records to share information regarding those patients who live in a food desert where they do not have access to grocery stores or fresh fruits and vegetables. From my perspective, there’s an increased level of eagerness to embrace artificial intelligence or AI in healthcare.

A priority of the United States Surgeon General is health worker burnout. As it stands today, the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system has led to more than half of health workers reporting symptoms of burnout, including loss of sleep, lack of appetite, anxious thoughts, and depression. This is where AI can become extremely helpful.

AI has the ability to decrease mundane administrative tasks. It can help measure administrative burdens, assess task and workflow, and it can automate components of the healthcare system. All of this can improve speed and accuracy within the healthcare system and improve efficiency and reduce burnout amongst healthcare workers.

While there are flaws with using AI, as well as any technology, it is important to note that health administrators are in a very unique position to work with providers to determine inequities that can result from patients’ socioeconomic status and determinants of health. For instance, AI can be used to flag electronic medical records and health records to share information regarding those patients who live in a food desert where they do not have access to grocery stores or fresh fruits and vegetables. AI can also be used to flag the systems so that it determines and it can share information regarding poor air quality and environmental hazards. Decreasing bias and racism, along with leveraging this information, can all lead to more equitable and customized treatment plans and services, thus resulting in improved health outcomes of patients as well as the public as a whole.”

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

facing adversity head-on
Facing Adversity Head-On: Leadership Insights From Charmeachealle Moore
July 23, 2024

Welcome to “Through the Storm,” where resilience and facing adversity head-on takes center stage. If you were to look up the word in the dictionary, you might just find a picture of Charmeachealle Moore, known affectionately as Mike Moore. His life story reads like a testament to unwavering determination and perseverance. Mike is a…

Read More
Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

Read More
School Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

Read More
The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

Read More