Technologies of preventive medicine fight against cancer
Modern technology gradually reached medicine, which for a long time remained largely conservative. Large IT-companies began to actively offer their own technologies of preventive medicine and primarily aim to cure the scourge of recent years – cancer. Successful treatment of malignant tumors depends heavily on the stage at which it is detected, so timely and accurate diagnosis becomes an important task of modern medical technologies.
Technologies of preventive medicine: how can artificial intelligence help
Some time ago, the Chinese giant Baidu announced the development of an open-source neural network, which is designed for early diagnosis of cancer. The created algorithm automates image analysis, which used to be part of the spectrum of responsibilities of radiologists. AI can quickly and accurately decipher the images, and doctors will be able to focus on direct treatment. The healthcare sector recently became very profitable for IT companies, and preventive medicine technologies gain popularity in different countries. So, Google develops an algorithm to decrypt images of the chest. Analysts predict that in 3 years AI will become the basis of health care and everything will start with the analysis of images.
The chief researcher of Baidu in his recent interview spoke about three main areas in which in the coming years AI-development will be conducted:
1. Thanks to neural networks, IT giants will be able to analyze user data and use them to improve the health sector. Companies that already start projects include Alphabet, Baidu, Alibaba and Amazon.
2. Due to artificial intelligence, any smartphone can become a powerful diagnostic tool. Already now phones know a lot of information about the user, it remains to sort it out and learn how to use.
3. In the near future, legal norms should be developed for the intervention of preventive medicine technologies in the field of health care.
In addition, an important problem is the fact that even in the civilized United States about 4 million patients miss treatment because they can not get to the hospital. Lyft decided to take up this issue and expanded its Road to recovery program, which was created jointly with the American cancer community. Taking advantage of this offer, any cancer patient in America can call Lyft free of charge to get to the procedure and back home. Previously, this program was relevant only in Los Angeles and Miami, now 8 more cities are connected.
It is noteworthy that for patients who for some reason miss treatment, still spent $ 150 billion a year, so the emergence of such non-emergency medical transport services can become the technology of the future. Another area where a lot of money is spent in health care is administrative issues. To solve them, the program Agilify, which is designed to systematize and automate repetitive bureaucratic issues. We are talking about all the familiar queues at the reception, insurance checks, finding information about the doctor and the patient.