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Artificial intelligence tools are a key enabler for improving the efficiency of healthcare delivery and an important benefit of comprehensive digitization. Process automation, machine learning, and predictive analytics are some of the ways administrators can leverage technology to improve their business and better serve their patients and staff. It can also reduce the workload of people who would have to enter and analyze data manually, for example.

As we continue to experience technological growth and as healthcare institutions and governments move towards digitalization of services, artificial intelligence will continue to grow and develop to adapt to the market. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted administrators, in the healthcare industry and beyond, to push ahead with their plans to digitize their offerings where possible and provide automated, remote services to customers. This is why we saw the growth of online services as well as telemedicine soon after the pandemic began and increasingly adopted as mainstream as the needs of patients and providers continued to evolve.

According to marchesetmarches.com“The size of the global artificial intelligence market from approximately US$58.3 billion in 2020 is expected to reach US$309.6 billion by 2026 at a compound annual growth rate of 39.7% over the forecast period. Various factors such as the growth of data-driven artificial intelligence and advances in deep learning and the need to achieve robotic autonomy to remain competitive in a global market are expected to drive the adoption of the solutions and artificial intelligence services.

The adoption of artificial intelligence in businesses, especially in the field of health, has several advantages. On the administrative side, artificial intelligence can be used to ensure that data remains purged so that budgets and expenditures are based on real information and not outdated data sets. This is often seen in health records that are on paper. Once digitized and technology applied, these can be better managed to avoid duplication.

Other benefits include using technology to merge and manage information from various sources. This is useful if, as in a hospital environment, various operations are streamed into a central data management system.

Technology can enable seamless integration and analysis of patient data so caregivers can see the big picture. This will improve patient care and allow the caregiver to better manage their own day-to-day activities.

The technology is also useful in determining per-patient costs and other financial inputs needed to facilitate long-term planning.

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According to healthcareitnews.com“Robotic process automation appears to have gained the most traction so far, including automating tasks in key areas such as eligibility, pre-authorization, patient account tracking and collections management. .”

The best example of this that we currently have in Jamaica is how health insurance is judged online and in real time. The technology enables insurance companies, in collaboration with health care providers, to ensure that patients are eligible for insurance payment for the services they request.

Once they are deemed eligible, they can immediately be notified of the disbursed portion so they can decide whether or not to go ahead. The provider also protects its revenue by being able to obtain assurances from the insurance company that the interaction will be paid for. All of this is done through the use of technology and a system that has set automated standards. The loss incurred when paper claims have been made, and in some cases not paid due to ineligibility or exhaustion of available patient funds, is eliminated through this real-time process.

It is important to note that the data we collect through digitization can meet several needs if properly used and managed. Once we leverage this data, through the use of smart technology and artificial intelligence, which is built into most health information management systems, it can be used to analyze and determine trends. such as the epidemic, the availability of medicines and health-seeking behavior. Predictive analytics can then be applied to this to make meaningful predictions for the future and enable appropriate planning.

There is a lot to be gained from using technology and artificial intelligence in business and especially in healthcare. Providers and patients stand to benefit immensely from its adoption and use.

– Doug Halsall is the president and CEO of Advanced Integrated Systems. Email your comments to [email protected] and [email protected]

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