Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare sector is progressively increasing and it has focused on using technology to automate physicians in the decision-making process. But the real promise of Healthcare AI is to improve the work of physicians and additional members of the care team, not to replace them.
AMA Chief Medical Information Officer, Michael L. Hodgkins and MD, Director of the Human Diagnosis Project, Shantanu Nundy said that they see opportunities for AI to be a solution rather than a contributor to burnout among physicians and achieving the Quadruple Aim of improving health, augmenting the experience of care, lessening cost and attaining joy in work for health professionals.
Both physicians delineated three ways where AI could be used to enhance physicians’ workflow while simultaneously contributing to burnout relief and prevention. Point-of-care learning- AI has the potential to deliver information to physicians as clinical questions arise. Current efforts to keep physicians up-to-date on the current medical developments lack personalization, so doctors waste their time reviewing what they already know or scanning through content that is not appropriate to their practices. On the contrary, AI can personalize the content that physicians need and look for by interpreting practice data, online search queries, and formal and self-completed evaluations.
Quality-measurement reporting- Using AI could replace manual data-collection processes by analyzing clinical documents and deriving information for quality reports and to populate missing data fields. And Clinical documentation- Using AI to perform clinical documentation tasks is one of the most promising medical applications of technology. They envisage programs that can interpret a physician’s free-text narrative, extract relevant information and insert it into the appropriate structured data field. They noted that by freeing doctors from clinical documentation and quality measurement with enhancing the value of practice-based learning, AI has the potential to augment the most foundational aspect of high-quality care that is the doctor-patient relationship.