Medical artificial intelligence around the world.
Artificial intelligence is the answer to a wide range of health-related demographic issues. It is helping to improve the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Medical artificial intelligence accompanies and improves many lives around the world.
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Since the arrival of the coronavirus, the use of digital technology in the medical field has evolved exponentially. This use is not new in France, but is being extensively tested in the east of the country, which is often abandoned by healthcare professionals in favor of other regions. The result is medical deserts. Once you’re in this vicious circle, it’s very difficult to get out. Indeed, the workload for doctors in isolated areas is extreme. During the health crisis, for example, digital technology made it possible to continue health care services. These were able to be carried out via teleconsultation, while protecting the caregiver, family and patient. This experience has raised awareness of the challenges of medical artificial intelligence. It is being exported and used throughout the world.
Solutions have been put in place using medical artificial intelligence to overcome problems specific to different countries.
Let’s take a tour of the continents to find out more.
In the United States, medical artificial intelligence is used to offer rights to the poorest.
In the USA, the healthcare system is only partially meeting needs. That’s why engineers are developing artificial intelligence solutions that could create a new healthcare paradigm in the USA. A coalition, AI3C, has been set up to help improve the healthcare system. Institutions in education, health and digital have joined forces to improve conditions for the population. The aim is to bring cutting-edge technology to the medical system, while training tomorrow’s healthcare data scientists. The idea is to guarantee greater medical justice. With this union, the aim is to get a people worn down by the healthcare system back into shape. For its mass of work for healthcare specialists and lack of equity for patients.
Small steps towards equality.
As we know, healthcare practices in the United States are rather paradoxical. Indeed, the world’s greatest power has no universal social protection system. As a result, many Americans are too rich to qualify for subsidies, but too poor to afford private insurance. As a result, a certain segment of the population has to forego health care. The coalition is still in its infancy, with AI3C member Microsoft announcing the news in a press release. The aim is to make up for the obvious lack of resources for American healthcare, by ensuring significant advances in the field of medical artificial intelligence.
In Africa, people living in high-risk areas are treated by artificial intelligence.
Africa is working with many industries and the United Nations to develop smart tele-care methods. The goal is to change the medical landscape. Mali already has a successful project related to e-health. Mountaga Keïta and Cheick Oumar Bagayoko worked to set up various systems assisted by artificial health intelligence. Thus, there are telemedicine terminals in risk areas. These terminals are composed of sensors, thermal camera, tensiometers, to treat people. The idea here is to fill the gap of doctors and health actors. But also to respect the right of people to access care regardless of their habitat.
According to a WHO report, Africa has 2 doctors per 10,000 inhabitants. These figures are 16 times lower than those collected in Europe. A major investment was made to ensure the use of teleconsultation, particularly in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. There, the hospital’s seven cardiologists are responsible for carrying out AI-assisted teleconsultations.
In China, rural areas are treated by artificial intelligence.
China’s vast territory is home to medical deserts. The country that trains a large number of doctors, fails to keep them in the public domain. Very low wages and medical deserts are being shunned by health professionals. Thus, many organizations have invested in e-health sites. People living in medical deserts can thus access healthcare without moving. Patients are analyzed and perceive treatments suggested by artificial intelligence. Their databases are capable of analyzing several thousand diseases and symptoms. One of the reasons this has evolved so quickly is the lack of rights in the data protection issue. Thus, the problem is raised in the country, where one wonders at what price these people access care.
In Europe, it is data protection that precedes progress.
Thus, we can observe that it is necessary to ensure an ethical practice to certify a real security. Medical artificial intelligence around the world is at different stages of development. Seeing large companies betting on it also means being assured of its operation