AI, or “Artificial Intelligence,” was once the stuff of science fiction movies and speculative futurism. These days, however, AI has become a sophisticated contemporary technology that is beginning to re-invent our daily lives with a myriad of revolutionary technologies. From smart homes to self-driving cars, AI tech is reshaping how we live, work, and connect with one another throughout the 2020s and beyond.

AI is accelerating the development of all major industries, and healthcare is no exception. Researchers estimate that by 2025, AI spending in the healthcare industry will reach a staggering 36.1 billion globally. As we move into this exciting new future, how can AI empower healthcare workers and their patients?

AI For Patients

In the healthcare industry, the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could not be more accurate. For centuries, healthcare’s mission has been to treat harmful conditions as they arise and work towards preventing these conditions from developing or growing in the first place.

Cloud-collected data creates expanded capabilities for screening and diagnosis. This means that patients are more likely to get accurate diagnoses more quickly. When healthcare professionals can catch these issues early, it cuts down on preventable procedures and greater suffering down the line for the patient.

Already, companies like Google are using AI-driven data technologies to interpret medical images for diagnoses and screen genomes for potential genetic predispositions to illness. Already, the data generated from Google’s partnership with The Mayo Clinic is being used to reduce the damage of preventable health problems like kidney disease. In the future, expect AI-generated data to expand its capacities for helping diagnose prevent illness even further.

AI For Providers

AI data isn’t just benefiting patients by expanding diagnostic potential; it also helps doctors, workers, and other essential hospital workers do their jobs with maximum efficiency and compassion. For example, the new C3S App is designed to reshape the healthcare industry by fostering a faster and more profound connection between providers and patients.

Patients download the App, the input data about their health, environmental factors, and scheduling needs. Then, hospitals can seamlessly integrate C3S App data into their Electronic Medical Records to streamline the intake process so more patients can be seen and wait times are reduced.

The C3S App provides a full picture of a patient’s health, considering the family background, environmental health factors, and other public health data. When healthcare providers have more comprehensive data about a patient, they can provide a higher quality of compassionate care that addresses the bigger picture of public health needs.

The future of healthcare is here today. As we continue into the 2020s and beyond, Artificial Intelligence will reshape how patients, providers, and public health officials connect. AI data projects like Google’s partnership with the Mayo Clinic and the new C3S App are expanding our horizons for connection, diagnosis, prevention, and compassionate care. With the promise of technology, a healthier future is possible for us all.