The key reason why artificial intelligence saves lives
The scientific and technological advances experienced worldwide in recent years not only demonstrated that it is possible -thanks to them- to advance in the performance of advanced treatments in medicine for the prevention, detection and treatment of multiple diseases, but have also allowed us to extend life expectancy and achieve an affective response to health emergencies. The covid pandemic that continues to keep the world on edge and has broken into the lives of millions of people since the end of 2019 is just one example of this response capacity.
In this sense, the role of medical teams and the technology when creating new tools and recovering people in critical condition. “When the covid pandemic began, we all realized something: what was most needed in the country were artificial respirators. We health system providers spend whole days getting the latest generation, efficient, effective equipment for all the provinces. Many of us worked so that doctors could save hundreds of people who needed respiratory assistance,” says Tomás Piqueras, CEO of the Hospital Services Center, a company that was in charge of providing many of the respirators, beds, and monitors for intensive care unit in the country in recent years.
The truth is that these teams saved thousands of people and this increasingly highlights the help that medical equipment and technology they are toasting Throughout the world, life is lengthening, but it is also gaining in quality, thanks to new discoveries, new technologies, the revolution that medicine is experiencing today. And thanks, also, to awareness in preventive health. Among the main benefits of technology in health is the greater effectiveness of treatments. Not only in reference to the use of medicines, but also in the development of teams that can be part of a recovery.
These advances include a wide range of devices, both for recovery and prevention, which today is a major item in medicine, from ultrasound scanners to complete neonatology equipment, multiparameter monitors and infusion pumps, among others. These are technologies that daily benefit thousands of patients.
“The development of new techniques and processes also considerably improves the detection of known diseases, as well as unknown ones that arise around the world. There are hundreds of procedures, each of which uses equipment designed and perfected over time to obtain more accurate diagnoses. And the speed to obtain them can make a big difference”, explains Piqueras.
Today we are also entering the new world of artificial intelligence for health. According to new guidance from the WHO, artificial intelligence (AI) holds great promise for improving the delivery of healthcare and medicine around the world.
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The artificial intelligence it can be used to improve the speed and accuracy of disease detection and diagnosis; facilitate clinical care; strengthen health research and drug development; and support various public health interventions, such as morbidity surveillance, outbreak response, and health systems management.
“AI could also allow patients to be more in control of their own health care and better understand their evolving needs. In addition, it could facilitate access to health services in countries with scarce resources and rural communities, where patients often have difficulties accessing health agents or medical personnel”, says the young CEO Tomás Piqueras, whose Family business is in full development of AI solutions.