Avi Kerendian on Telehealth Al: The Most Pressing Issue in Health Care
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in so many different fields and applications, and the healthcare industry is no exception.
In this article, we sat down with Avi Kerendian, Co-Founder of the GGHTxZidan Benevolence International Alliance,to explore some of the ways in which artificial intelligence can change health care, as well as some of the obstacles that the sector will confront as a result of its implementation.
Health care has long been seen as a particularly promising frontier for AI applications because of the sector’s massive scale and its critical need for innovation. Telehealth Al, or, more specifically, the use of artificial intelligence in the virtual health care setting, has been touted to be one one of the most promising and transformative technologies of our time.
Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver healthcare services remotely, and AI can be used to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of telehealth. It has the potential to improve patient outcomes while reducing costs, making it an essential tool for the future of health care.
However, there are several challenges that must be overcome before telehealth can be fully adopted. Clinicians and patients must become comfortable with the technology, reimbursement models must be put in place, and data privacy concerns must be addressed.
“It is not unusual for new innovations to meet with resistance, as it proves difficult for people to change their entrenched habits. That’s even more the case with health care,” shares Avi Kerendian.
“There are many reasons for this, but the main reason is that health care is a legal minefield; it is a highly regulated industry and so it is not always easy to get the green light to try a new thing.”
Nevertheless, telehealth is already making a significant impact on the health care industry, and its potential is only just beginning to be realized. For years, scientists and researchers have touted the potential of artificial intelligence to revolutionize many industries, from manufacturing to transportation. In fact, a recent study by PwC predicted that AI could add $150 billion to the global healthcare economy by 2026.
From more efficient diagnoses to safer treatments, it could remedy many of the systemic problems that plague our current system and transform health care; from diagnosing cancer to improving global health, AI is being used in many fields in healthcare.
In recent years, there has been an explosion of AI-powered applications in health care, from clinical decision support systems in global health context to telehealth mobile health apps to precision medicine in cancer research settings. AI-driven tele-services are usually delivered using a secure and private Internet connection.
When you connect to the telehealth provider, you are the only one who is able to view the medical information. You can also perform a number of basic tasks with the information, such as entering your medical history and requesting a prescription. Most importantly, AI has the ability to assist healthcare professionals in making better decisions and predictions about patient care.
“With the appropriate leader in charge of government and public health policy, we can use AI to ensure our children’s and grandchildren’s health in the years to come. Health systems around the globe are being transformed by innovation and we can’t wait to be a part of it.” – Avi Kerendian
However, there are still many challenges to be overcome before this potential can be realized, warns Avi Kerendian. “Without sufficient data, AI can make medical decisions which are not medically necessary, or worse, make medical decisions which are invasive, dangerous, or unethical.”
One of the main challenges facing AI in healthcare is the lack of data. Healthcare data is some of the most complex and sensitive data in the world, and it is often difficult to obtain consent from patients to share it. Similarly, AI can make medical decisions based on biased, uninformed, or incorrect data. Finally, a different challenge is the lack of qualified experts in AI.
However, Avi Kerendian remains optimistic about its future.
“AI can improve the safety and effectiveness of care, improve patient outcomes, save lives, reduce costs, and increase access.
Our goal is to be a worldwide partner in advancing AI health care, universal access to high-quality telehealth services, and the empowering of people to make their own health decisions,” says Avi Kerendian.
International Telehealth AI applications will become a reality soon, as they should; it is a human right, and we all have “A Right To Health.”
The healthcare industry is changing at a rapid pace and as we move towards a more technologically advanced future, AI in healthcare will play an even more crucial role in tandem with telehealth artificial intelligence technology. In order to get the most from this cutting-edge technology, it is important for all health care stakeholders to understand how they are using AI in their practice and what their future plans are.