Ways to increase patient engagement during the pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic is still significantly affecting every aspect of our lives and access to healthcare is no different. Once again, hospitals are reporting an increasing number of COVID-related hospitalizations, leading to less capacity for other patients needing medical treatment. Unfortunately, there are many patients in need of medical care for other, non-COVID-related, conditions and injuries. While it is unavoidable for in-person attention for certain situations/conditions, many non-critical cases can easily be handled via telehealth. In this scenario, for both providers and patients, patient engagement and adherence to the treatment plan are critical for achieving the best clinical outcomes and avoiding unnecessary readmissions.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Healthcare

Nowadays, we use many telemetry products and gadgets to collect increasingly large and complex datasets daily. It is impossible for humans to process and analyze such a high volume of data quickly enough to understand and utilize it in better care delivery. This is where Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms come into the equation. Based on the predictions by Global Market Insights, the Healthcare AI market is projected to surpass $34.5 billion by 2027.

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