Modernization of Healthcare System: The Revolution Powered by Artificial Intelligence

The domain responsible for the well-being and survival of humans is healthcare. Those involved in healthcare must exercise vigilance in delivering essential care. In recent years, the healthcare system has observed remarkable progress through its amalgamation with artificial technology (AI).

Various aspects of healthcare that have experienced notable progress with the assistance of AI are outlined below:


  1. AI in Drug Design and Development

The process of designing and developing drugs is not only time-consuming but also highly expensive. It typically spans 15 to 20 years before a drug becomes available in the market. AI plays a crucial role in various stages of this procedure, contributing to comprehensive literature surveys, dataset generation, analysis, and results management, among other functions in drug design and development. Several software tools employed in drug design and development, such as QSARINS, PaDEL Generator, PyMol, ChemDraw, Schrödinger, and others, exemplify the impact of AI. These user-friendly applications not only expedite the process but also contribute to a reduction in both the duration and cost associated with drug design and development, swiftly generating results for future analysis.


  1. AI in Diagnostics

The intelligence embedded in AI algorithms enables them to scrutinize test findings from X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans with remarkable precision. AI can identify abnormalities that may go unnoticed by doctors and physicians, thereby enhancing the accuracy and effectiveness of disease diagnosis. This, in turn, leads to the identification of the most suitable treatment course for prompt patient recovery.


  1. AI in Surgical Procedure

In addition to AI-powered robotic systems, surgeons employ minimally invasive procedures that enable precise and accurate interventions. A notable recent innovation in this field is the creation of Surgical Ar by the company Medivis. This tool, a fusion of augmented reality and artificial technology, provides surgeons with unprecedented holographic images of a patient’s internal anatomy.


  1. AI in Remote Patient Monitoring

In recent years, numerous devices and applications have emerged to monitor patient health. Through these applications, healthcare professionals can access real-time patient data, and any sudden changes in the patient’s condition trigger alerts to notify the doctor through an established alarming system. Primarily, these applications and devices find extensive use in monitoring patients with chronic health conditions or those receiving palliative care.


  1. AI in Pharmacy Practice

The pharmaceutical dispensary stands as a pivotal sector within healthcare. Pharmacists must ensure the availability of medications, accurate dispensing, and monitor expiration dates, all while updating patient histories. AI technology has facilitated the creation of dedicated databases and software to streamline drug store management.

In summary, the profound integration of AI in healthcare has proven advantageous for both healthcare professionals and patients. The current utilization of AI in healthcare represents just the beginning, and as our understanding deepens and further developments occur, we can anticipate even more advancements in this field with AI serving as a potent ally in healthcare.


Shrawani Nighot

Final Year Bachelor of Pharmacy