Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a burgeoning topic across many industries. From a consumer standpoint, this learning capability may seem worrisome. AI, however, is not something to be feared but embraced. The countless benefits of harnessing the power of  artificial intelligence are just beginning to unfold. Healthcare applications are a great example of an area that is being tremendously impacted thanks to machine learning tools. For example, the storage and manipulation of medical records is being drastically reshaped thanks to artificial intelligence tools.

Collection and Storage of Medical Records

The exhaustive data created from patients’ medical records has been burdensome on computer software programs over the past several decades. This information is collected by medical professionals, insurance providers, and government agencies. Duplicate information is difficult to  identify, let alone be archived or deleted. AI is currently working on efficient solutions to this cumbersome process of medical record data collection and archiving.

Extraction and Transfer of Medical Records

Locating and working with stored medical records has not always been an efficient process, especially as patients move from one medical professional to another. Referrals that insurance providers required were often lost between the primary care provider and the specialist. 

Producing one file of concise and useful data for patients who requested a comprehensive medical record was typically a long and grueling process. With advanced machine learning technology, this process can now be automated. Patients and medical professionals are able to quickly and accurately extract exactly what information is needed. This helps improve the method of storing necessary information for future use, while being available for quick extraction. Keyword searches will effectively produce a host of relevant results to create a smooth process for healthcare professionals.

Benefits to Consumers and End Users

Only when obvious success can be proven will the public be convinced of any new method. Machine learning and AI have proven their usefulness in the field of medical records. Physicians and healthcare companies are able to streamline billing processes. In turn, this potentially reduces costs associated with routine testing, blood or lab work, and other diagnostic testing. Patients will be able to confidently view their medical history and know that nothing is missing or incomplete. Electronic transfer of sensitive medical information can be encrypted and securely stored or exchanged between parties.