AI to help speed up recovery of serious patients: Experts
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help in provisional diagnosis to save time of patients and speed up recovery, according to experts. Data of previous diagnoses will be analysed and matched with the patient's condition to provide support to ICU staff. Trained staff are hard to find for ICU care, so the use of AI may help in managing serious patients. AI tools are reliant on patient data fed by medical staff to deliver immediate treatment responses.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help in provisional diagnosis to save the precious time of the patient and thus help speed up recovery, said experts at the 7th Foundation Day function of the department of critical care medicine at the King George’s Medical University on Wednesday.
“This will be done by feeding data of previous diagnosis in computer. The data will be analysed and matched with the condition of the admitted patient. The development in treatment via AI will go ahead gradually but in next five-years it will come as a major support to ICU staff,” said prof Avinash Agrawal HoD critical care medicine.
Experts pointed out that since the trained and skilled staff were hard to find for ICU care, use of AI may help a lot in management of serious patients. Dr BK Rao of the critical care department at Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi said that details of the patient are uploaded in the software and the nursing staff make use of the AI based suggestions. “Since majority of the diagnosis of critical patients are done inside the ICU only hence the AI tool can help a lot in guiding the nursing staff.”
“Since prolonged ICU stay increases risk of infections, there are medicines that are administered in a controlled manner. Here AI can help,” said prof Haider Abbas, HoD emergency medicine at the KGMU.
He said, “AI tool does not work on its own. But based upon patient’s data fed by medical staff, AI delivers the response upon treatment to be adopted immediately.”