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AI-Powered Technology Is Helping to Manage the Large Data Files of an Ageing Population

With all the advances in the quality, quantity, and access to better healthcare here in the US, it is easy to see how we, as a nation, are living longer. The availability of medications, education on proper nutrition, including an exercise program, and early intervention programs are some of the reasons we can stay healthier, and live longer. But time is not on our side, and we all age, and with that succession of aging comes an inevitable deterioration in our bodies. We tend to have more health issues, which require doctor and hospital visits, adding to our personal medical health record.

The amount of medical data each patient has, varies by the individual, but as we age, organically our medical file will grow. The life expectancy of a baby born in 2016 in the United States averages at 78.6* years, and though it does vary by state, you can see how much medical data can be accumulated over the course of the average lifespan. Women, who tend to live longer, also spend more time visiting a physician throughout their lives, increasing the size of the medical files in the process. As we age, our bodies start to feel the effects of the decades, and our bodies fail us, causing more visits to our family practitioner or specialty physician.

Men, who tend to not visit a physician as often, are not slackers when it comes to the size of their medical files. Due to the lack of timely well visits, they reduce their chance of early detection of health issues. But that neglect increases the likelihood of being diagnosed with a more serious condition, causing more frequent visits to the doctor, and even risking hospital stays. That expands the amount of their personal medical data file.

While Artificial Intelligence may still be in the infancy phase, it is showing its value in a variety of ways, and inside many verticals – specifically in healthcare. When physicians use an AI-powered speech recognition solution, combined with an EHR to document patient encounters, they can get a more comprehensive profile for the patient.

AI technology is advancing at a fast pace and will soon be able to analyze a patient’s existing medical record and predict signs that show a patient’s potential risk of disease. This data can lead to early intervention, and cause better outcomes, both health and financial-wise.

Consider pairing your EHR with the deep-learning technology inside of Dragon® Medical One. This comprehensive speech recognition solution is assisting physicians reach a higher level of patient care, by using their voice to provide more accurate documentation, and reducing the time spent previously typing those patient encounters. Those extra hours can be parlayed into quality time, for better communication with patients.

Contact our Team to determine how we can best fit our solutions into your current workflow.

Call 866-977-3324 or 877-272-8280 or visit our Contact Us page.


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