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Virtually Perfect

Some might believe that the COVID ‘19 pandemic was the harbinger of a heightened digital health wave, while others might believe that the pandemic simply hastened the process of its evolution and adoption. I, for one, stand by the latter. The Digital Health market size was around US$ 195.1 billion in 2021, and is estimated to substantially grow to around US$ 780.05 billion by 2030¹. The spending on digital healthcare solutions is estimated to reach US$ 244 billion by 2025². Digital Health companies have been slowly simmering, brewing, adapting, and growing, and have seized the market when the time was ripe. 

When the pandemic necessitated the need for mitigation amidst disruption and chaos, Health Technology companies were ready to offer mature plug and play solutions that made adoption seamless and imperative. Furthermore, several countries quickly recognized the need to alter privacy policies and data protection regulations to enable remote consultations and virtual health interventions³. This was propelled by the paucity of physical resources, and coupled with an alarming need for accessible, quality healthcare. But more importantly, there was a stark realization and label for a new type of care delivery that need not be in-person- virtually, virtual.

Objectively, virtual care could be segmented into care that makes you get better, and care that makes you stay better…alternatively, curative and preventive. While the former milked patient care during the need of the hour, the latter emerged a new, unsung hero; An unexploited solution to a global, age-old opportunity. Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services’ (CMS) intent to incentivize increased and improved care management could/can take swift flight upon the wings of software platforms like that of HealthViewX. Solutions like Remote Physiological Monitoring (RPM), Transitional Care Management (TCM), Chronic Care Management (CCM), amongst others, help care teams monitor, manage, and engage patients right from their homes. This in turn has shown to reduce costs and readmissions, mitigate risk, improve outcomes and increase  reimbursements⁴. A win-win-win!?

But, hold up! While all this sounds rosy and convenient, I have wondered whether there has/had been resistance in adoption amongst clinicians and patients…the end-users, ultimately. I stumbled upon an enlightening adapted strategy matrix in an article by Ande De. In a matrix outlining the degree of change behavior needed from clinicians, versus the degree of patients’ resistance to adopting new technology, TeleHealth, RPM and COVID screening, response and monitoring, emerged the most victorious with the least resistance from both stakeholders⁴. While cloud based web portals and health applications that record patient data were met with some resistance, it was a pleasant surprise to note that there were no digital health ‘failures,’ that were met with high resistance⁴. The data also shows that Artificial Intelligence (AI), Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics are here for the ‘long haul,’ being met with high resistance amongst clinicians and low resistance amongst patients⁴…all predictable, yet surprising at the same time!

While there could be several intuitive, understandable reasons for resistance, I’m compelled to boil it down to,

  1. Change Management:

    Willingness to embrace change and make the time to familiarize with change. Technological evolution brings up several unknowns, largely in terms of whom to involve, when and how. While internally developed digital health infrastructure might make these unknowns less murky, it is unlikely that health systems have the time, resources and bandwidth to constantly troubleshoot and upgrade. While this drawback is moot with third party digital health vendors, there arises challenges with seamless interoperability, integration and complete customization to the needs of the organization.
    Encouragingly, a growing number of companies like HealthViewX are attempting to address these issues at the grassroot level. The platform entails seamless integration with a home grown interoperability engine, and the ability to completely customize the platform.

  2. Liability:

    Fear of and risks associated with the unknown. Several clinicians may not be sufficiently trained in using digital tools, alongside issues with seamless integrations… thereby resulting in potential medical malpractices and associated legal claims. There are several open-ended concerns- are these malpractice claims attributed to the clinician, to the technology, or to those responsible for training⁵? Is there a clear, established, legal norm/protocol for how care via digital tools needs to be rendered and documented⁵? Most importantly, is confidential patient data safe and secure?
    In a survey conducted amongst 242 clinicians in Pakistan, 69% ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ with the sentiment that there is a lack of regulation to avoid medical malpractice. Only 29% believed that their medical indemnity would cover telehealth consultations. Another study discovered that clinicians were less confident about prescribing controlled medications via TeleHealth.
    On the other side of the coin, studies have shown that several malpractices, misdiagnosis or errors could have been avoided with the intervention of AI and digital health. This is with the help of real-time alerts, diagnostic decision support, tracking, reporting, etc. Increasingly, laws have been restructured to exonerate AI/digital health in the face of mishaps, under several circumstances.

  3. Proof:

    A natural barrier to adoption in general is a lack of evidence based outcomes. The advent of Digital Health solutions might not be mature enough to present a historic laundry list of troubleshooting and adaptability to the constantly evolving needs of users. However, the more external digital health solutions are adopted by health entities, the more their counterparts have a track record to witness and to pine for.
    A valuable metric rests in the achievement of the Quadruple Aim, i.e., focusing on Population Health, enhancing the experiences of end-users, and of care providers/clinical staff, and reducing the per-capita cost of health care⁶. There are several intangible outcomes such as, provider burnout, time saved, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Externally developed tools also often provide case studies or scientific evidence displaying their meaningful outcomes.

  4. Access:

    While digital health has redefined care with a click of a button, socio-demographic barriers to access could result in health disparities and a digital divide. This could be segregated into a technological barrier (such as, lack of smart devices and internet connection, the prevalence of digital health in their region/community) and, a digital literacy barrier involving the ease of use of technology depending on age, literacy, income and tech-savviness, etc.
    While the digital divide can be narrowed by subsidizing the inherent cost of access, and perhaps by installing public access kiosks, ultimately, the utopian vision should be to extend beyond digital literacy to digital mastery and autonomy⁷. 

My presumptuous, yet sagacious retort to these four points is, Time. 

Time to be moved. Time to take the plunge. Time to embrace. Time to get and assess outcomes. Time to advance. Time to revolutionize. 

Time to become Virtually perfect. 


  1. “Digital Health Market Size Will Attain USD 780.05 Billion by 2030 Growing at 16.1% CAGR – Exclusive Report by Facts & Factors,” February 2023, Facts and Factors, https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2023/02/01/2599148/0/en/Digital-Health-Market-Size-Will-Attain-USD-780-05-Billion-by-2030-Growing-at-16-1-CAGR-Exclusive-Report-by-Facts-Factors.html
  2. “The Use of Digital Healthcare Platforms During the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Consumer Perspective,” Alharbi. F, March 2021, PMC, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8116074/
  3. “Digital health and care in pandemic times: impact of COVID-19,” Peek. N, Sujan. M, Scott. P, 2020, BMJ Journals, https://informatics.bmj.com/content/27/1/e100166
  4. Degree of adoption diagram, “Five ways Digital Health Innovation will grow + evolve post pandemic,” Ande De, April 2020, Alteryx, https://www.alteryx.com/input/blog/5-ways-digital-health-innovation-will-grow-evolve-post-pandemic
  5. Digital health technology-specific risks for medical malpractice liability” S. Rowland, E. Fitzgerald, et al, October 2022, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41746-022-00698-3
  6. “Assessing the impact of digital transformation of health services,” EXPERT PANEL ON EFFECTIVE WAYS OF INVESTING IN HEALTH , Barros, P et al, November 2018, https://health.ec.europa.eu/system/files/2019-11/022_digitaltransformation_en_0.pdf
  7. The Digital Determinants Of Health: How To Narrow The Gap,” K. VIgilante, Feb 2023, https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2023/02/02/the-digital-determinants-of-health-how-to-narrow-the-gap/?sh=384def8c59ba

Patient Centricity as the Future of Digital Health Management

Digital health is an all-encompassing term that refers to the care provided through eHealth and mHealth through advances in computing sciences.

Challenges or Gaps in Traditional Care

Major technological challenges faced by the healthcare industry have got to do with data processing, cybersecurity, and providing a user-friendly experience. However, advancements in each of these fields have proven to be gainful, and will continue to do so. Our focus here has more to do with the user experience aspect of digital health management.

There are quite a number of digital health care providers, rather, platforms that avail services outside the traditional settings. Consider a regular appointment with the doctor; the patient is examined, tests are probably taken, the prognosis is given, medicines are prescribed, and the doctor sends them on their way after scheduling their next visit. What happens from then to the time of the next visit? Do patients remember to follow their diet plans? Or do they just revert back to their unhealthy lifestyle? The motive behind having health care is to have a better quality of life, and this means strictly following doctors’ instructions!

Where US Healthcare is headed

The most common complaint from American patients is that they have scheduling difficulties. Being in the digital era, and not utilizing resources to make life easier can be frustrating. Say that an appointment is scheduled, but the patient ends up spending less time than they expected. Not only are they dissatisfied, but so are doctors for not getting adequate time with their patients. Then comes the hassle of insurance and billing. Enough said! And this is just the patients’ side of things, there’s still a host of things that need to be managed in the providers’ front.

This is the decade where digital and technological advancements will make providing healthcare efficient, and digital health management is what care organizations need to be looking into. Thankfully, there are now provisions that don’t require patients to walk into a clinic, as this sometimes ends up in no-shows. The reason could be a lack of resources, or an inconvenience to commute, or even that the patient just doesn’t feel like it. It’s no surprise that even a no-show rate of 20% can cause significant revenue loss for healthcare systems.

Need for a Smart Comprehensive Platform

Since the essence of the matter at hand is primarily on the patient experience, here’s what they want. A one stop shop where everything is kept track of – vitals are monitored, real time stats are provided, diet plans are charted out. 97% of American adults now have smartphones, maybe even the wearables that go along with it. Many companies provide such services, few excel at it.

To go the extra mile, a smart, comprehensive platform is exactly what they need. Excellent customer service comes from customization, and personalized should digital health management be!

What can be achieved with a Digital Integrated Platform

Let’s say these amazing, user friendly features are all assembled and ready to go. There needs to be an objective behind each of these features, because, let’s face it, it needs to truly give results to last longer in a challenging market. More than 60% of the patient population require personalized care plans, and a significant portion wants to be able to consult with their provider digitally before going in-person. Pain points such as this need to be addressed.

With a digital integrated platform, providers can now enable that and more. Patients wouldn’t have to worry about not being able to contact their doctor, because with such a platform, there would be more access for all. They wouldn’t have to deal with managing their bills, because the platform would store such information, and all they have to do is view them when required. This platform would also be a digital blessing to providers, for they can manage their organization too. There would be data readily available for patient history, they wouldn’t have to wait until the physical records are brought to them.

On the administrative front, there would be a reduction in the time spent scheduling patients, searching for availability, and even they would be able to take breaks in between. Nurses spend 70% of their time in direct patient care, and with 12-hour shifts, it could be hard.

By transitioning into the digital health space, care organizations can expect better outcomes, higher satisfaction, and find that care management goals can be better regulated. From a monetary perspective, better care equals better profitability. It’s as simple as that, a win-win situation for all parties involved.

HealthViewX Digital Health Management

All said and done, this is where HealthViewX DHM platform comes in. What makes us a candidate worth collaborating with is we’re constantly engaged in providing the best digital experience. Enhancing your practice is just the beginning, so get started and schedule a demo!

Leveraging AI in Healthcare Technologies to Optimize Chronic Pain Management


In the world of healthcare, we’re seeing some pretty big changes thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). One key area where AI is really making a difference is in managing chronic pain. A lot of people around the globe suffer from chronic pain, which creates huge challenges not just for them personally but also economically. The usual ways of dealing with pain don’t always work well for everyone. But now, AI is stepping in and offering new hope.

With tools like predictive diagnostics, natural language processing, and even robotics powered by AI are changing how doctors approach pain management. These tech advancements mean that diagnosing problems can be more accurate than ever before; they help keep patients involved in their own care and make sure treatments are tailored specifically to what each person needs. This move towards using AI in health stuff looks really promising for helping folks deal with chronic pain better.

The Evolution of AI in Healthcare

In the healthcare world, artificial intelligence has really changed things up. With stuff like generative AI and neural networks leading the charge, we’re seeing some cool new tech in medicine. This means doctors can figure out what’s wrong with you more accurately, come up with better ways to treat you, and overall take care of patients better. By feeding these AI systems a ton of information, they get smarter over time. This is especially good news for folks dealing with chronic pain because it’s helping find better ways to manage it.

The beginning of AI in medicine

The journey of AI in healthcare started when people working on computer science and deep learning saw how it could change the way we treat illnesses. They created computer programs that could go through a lot of information quickly, making it easier to figure out what’s wrong with someone and how to treat them. By using deep learning, which involves complex artificial neural networks, the power of ai systems got even better for medical use. This was really the start of using AI in medicine, paving the way for today’s progress in managing long-lasting pain.

Current advancements in AI for healthcare

Right now, AI is making a big difference in many areas of healthcare, like helping people who suffer from long-term pain. By using machine learning, computers can look through huge amounts of data to help come up with treatment plans that are tailored just for them. Deep neural networks, which are really good at dealing with complicated information, play a key role in pushing forward the use of AI in healthcare. With these technologies at work, doctors can better manage pain for their patients, leading to better health results and higher quality care overall.

Understanding Chronic Pain and Its Impact

Chronic pain is a big health problem that touches the lives of millions around the globe. It’s when you’re in pain for more than three months straight. With chronic pain, life can get pretty tough – it can make your quality of life worse, cut down on how much work you can do, and bump up what you spend on healthcare. Figuring out how to manage this kind of pain isn’t easy because everyone needs something different to help them feel better. By bringing AI technology into the picture for managing pain, there’s a chance to make treatment plans better suited for each person dealing with chronic pain and possibly improve their situation.

Definition and types of chronic pain

Chronic pain covers a bunch of different health issues and gets sorted by what causes it or where you feel it. You’ve got things like nerve pain, muscle and bone pain, and really bad headaches as some common kinds. Treating each kind needs its own plan. With the help of AI technology, figuring out which type of pain someone has becomes easier, leading to treatments that are more tailored to the individual. By looking at lots of data from different places, AI helps doctors make better choices in how they handle chronic for patients making their care better overall. On top of this using operations research can make sure resources are used in the best way possible so managing chronic doesn’t waste time or money.

The socio-economic impact of chronic pain

In places like the United States, chronic pain really takes a toll not just on people’s health but also hits hard economically. About 1 in every 5 people live with this kind of pain, leading to huge amounts of money spent on healthcare and even more lost because folks can’t work as much or at all. It’s not only about the bills for doctors and medicine; it affects whether someone can do their job, enjoy day-to-day life, or feel happy overall. By using AI technology to manage chronic pain better, doctors could make treatments more effective and lessen how much chronic pain costs everyone involved – from those suffering directly from it to society in general.

AI Technologies in Pain Management

AI technologies are changing the way we manage pain by making diagnosis, treatment planning, and how we engage with patients better. With AI algorithms, predictive diagnostics can look through patient data to spot patterns and guess how well treatments might work. Thanks to natural language processing, ai systems can make sense of what patients say in their reports which helps doctors come up with care plans that are just right for each person. Robotics is also playing a big role in physical therapy and rehab by offering precise help exactly where it’s needed. All these advancements mean people dealing with pain get better care and see improved results from their treatments.

Machine Learning for predictive diagnostics

In the world of pain management, machine learning is playing a big role in creating models that can guess how well different treatments might work. These models look at things like what’s happened to the patient before, their symptoms, and results from tests to find patterns and make predictions about what treatments could be best. With machine learning, doctors have a better shot at choosing the right treatment for each person. This way, they can come up with care plans that are tailored just for them, making it more likely for patients to get better faster and helping manage pain in smarter ways.

Natural Language Processing for patient reports

In the world of healthcare, especially when it comes to managing pain, natural language processing (NLP) is making a big difference. It’s being used to go through what patients say and help doctors and nurses understand them better. With NLP, all those notes in electronic health records or the symptoms patients talk about can be quickly looked into by computers. This way, healthcare workers can spot trends or important bits of information that might help come up with treatments that are just right for each person. By combining NLP with speech recognition technology, AI systems are stepping in to make conversations between people seeking care and their caregivers smoother. This not only makes things more efficient but also helps folks feel more involved in handling their pain.

Robotics in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

In the world of pain management, robotics is making a huge difference in how physical therapy and rehabilitation are done. With the help of AI systems, these robots can offer very specific help that’s just right for what each person needs to feel better and recover faster. They’re smart enough to adjust their methods based on what works best for an individual patient, giving them a custom treatment plan. This blend of robotics with AI technology means doctors can make rehab programs much more effective at managing pain and helping patients get back on their feet quicker, all while boosting the quality of care they provide.

Case Studies: AI Success Stories in Chronic Pain Management

Through different examples, it’s clear that using AI in managing long-term pain works well. One area where AI shines is in precision medicine. Here, AI looks closely at each patient’s information to figure out the best treatment plan for them based on their specific traits. By using AI, doctors can create personalized treatment plans that really fit what each patient needs, making pain management better and patients happier. These examples show how powerful AI could be in changing how we handle chronic pain.

Implementing AI for Precision Medicine

In the world of healthcare, precision medicine is quickly changing how we approach treatment, making it more personal by looking at what makes each person unique. With a big focus on chronic pain management, AI is stepping up as a key player. It looks closely at heaps of information about patients – like their genes, past health issues, and how they’ve responded to treatments before – to figure out which treatment might work best for them. By bringing together big data and AI tools, doctors can now rely on solid facts to decide the best way to manage someone’s pain, leading to better results for patients.

Virtual reality as a pain management tool

Virtual reality, or VR for short, is starting to show a lot of promise in helping people manage pain. By putting patients into virtual worlds, it helps take their mind off the pain and gives them a feeling of calm and comfort. With VR, experiences can be customized based on what each person likes, making it more likely they’ll stick with it and find relief from their pain. On top of that, using VR might mean people don’t need to rely as much on strong painkillers that come with heavy side effects. As this technology gets better over time, we’re looking at VR playing a big role in making life easier for folks dealing with long-term pain.

Challenges and Considerations

AI technologies in healthcare show a lot of promise for making chronic pain management better. But, there are some big hurdles and things to think about. When it comes to using AI for health, we’ve got to be really careful about ethical issues. This includes worrying about bias and the moral questions that come up with artificial general intelligence. On top of that, keeping patient information safe is super important, so data privacy and security have to be strong. It’s also crucial to make sure there’s no gap between what AI can do and how doctors actually use it in their work. We need to ensure healthcare professionals know enough and have the right skills to use AI technologies well.

Ethical concerns in using AI for health

When we talk about using AI in healthcare, there are some big ethical questions that pop up and really need our attention. For starters, there’s a worry that AI might not treat everyone the same because of bias in its programming. This could mean unfair health outcomes for certain groups of people. To avoid this, it’s super important to make sure these ai systems learn from data that reflects all kinds of different folks.

Then there’s something called artificial general intelligence – basically when AI gets as smart as humans. We’ve got to think hard about what this means for who’s responsible when things go wrong, how clear they are about what they’re doing, and whether we might end up losing control over these technologies.

As ai systems keep getting better and smarter, making sure we have strong ethical rules is key so everything goes smoothly in healthcare.

Data privacy and security

When it comes to using AI for managing chronic pain in healthcare, keeping patient data safe and private is super important. This information is really personal, so we have to make sure only the right people can get to it. To do this, strong security steps like making data unreadable (encryption) and controlling who can see what (access controls) are a must-have. Also, following rules about protecting patient info is key—like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. Healthcare places and companies that make AI need to work closely together. They should share data safely and stick to strict privacy rules. By putting data privacy and security first, patients can feel good about using AI technologies for their chronic pain management in the United States.

Bridging the gap between AI potential and clinical practice

AI could really change the game for managing long-term pain, but there’s a big step to take from what it can do to actually using it in doctor’s offices. For this tech to work well, doctors and nurses need to know how they can use AI tools and understand the info these tools give them. To get there, we should set up training programs so healthcare workers get the hang of AI stuff and make smart choices when treating patients with it. By working together with experts in AI, healthcare folks can help create solutions that fit right into their day-to-day tasks without causing any hiccups. With everyone on board and informed, we’ll be able to unlock all that AI has to offer for people dealing with chronic pain.

The Future of AI in Managing Chronic Pain

The future looks bright for using AI to handle long-term pain. By looking at big sets of data, predictive analytics can figure out patterns and guess how different treatments will work on individuals. With the help of smart gadgets and sensors that you wear, ai systems can keep an eye on how much pain someone is feeling, their physical activity, and other important info as it happens. This information lets us give personalized advice right when it’s needed most to better manage pain. Thanks to predictive analytics and wearable tech working together with AI systems, we’re moving towards a big change in managing chronic pain which could really make life better for people dealing with it every day.

Predictive analytics for personalized treatment plans

With the help of machine learning and AI systems, there’s a big chance to make treatment plans that really fit people who deal with chronic pain all the time. By looking into lots of data, which includes what patients say, their medical information, and how these smart computer programs learn over time, we can spot trends and guess how different treatments might work for someone. This means doctors can come up with care plans that are just right for each person’s unique situation, making it easier to handle their pain. On top of this, predictive analytics is good at spotting things that might cause chronic pain before it even starts. So by using these advanced tools like AI and machine learning in healthcare settings helps those suffering from constant pain get better support tailored just for them.

Integrating AI with wearable technology

Combining AI with wearable tech opens up new ways to handle chronic pain. With gadgets like smartwatches or sensors, we can track how much pain someone’s feeling, how active they are, their sleep habits, and more in real time. By using AI to look at this info, it can give advice that’s tailored just for them on how to manage their pain better. For instance, based on the levels of activity and patterns of pain a person has, AI might suggest changing up daily activities or trying out certain exercises or ways to relax. This mix of wearable technology and AI could really help people dealing with chronic pain take control and make their lives better.

Patient-Centered AI Approaches

To really make a difference in managing long-term pain, it’s crucial to put the focus on what patients need and want. With AI systems, we can do just that by creating care plans tailored specifically for each person. This way, folks dealing with chronic pain can get more involved in their treatment, receiving updates and support when they need it most. On top of this, AI helps keep a steady conversation going between patients and their doctors. This means treatments can be tweaked as needed based on real-time feedback. By keeping the patient at the heart of everything, using ai systems leads to better results all around – making care more effective and centered around those who matter most.

Enhancing patient engagement through AI

AI can really help out with managing chronic pain by making it easier for patients to stay involved. With the use of AI systems, doctors and other healthcare workers can offer care that’s tailored just right and comes at the perfect time, which makes treatment work better and keeps patients happier. Through things like chatbots or virtual helpers powered by AI, people can get answers, find resources, or have someone to talk to right away without always having to go see their doctor in person. Plus, AI has this cool ability to look through stuff patients record themselves – like how they’re feeling each day or what activities they’ve been doing – so it can give advice that’s really meant just for them. By giving patients these tools driven by AI technology, they play a bigger role in handling their pain effectively which means sticking closer to their treatment plans and seeing better results overall.

Feedback loops between patients and AI systems

For managing chronic pain better, it’s really important to have a good back-and-forth between patients and AI systems. By always gathering data that patients provide and looking into it closely, AI can offer help right when it’s needed. For instance, things you wear like fitness trackers can keep an eye on how much pain you’re feeling, how active you are, and your sleep habits. Then, AI takes this info to figure out what might be causing more pain or what makes it better. This helps in giving advice that’s just for you. On top of this, these feedback loops let doctors keep track of how well treatments are working so they can make changes if needed quickly and see which methods work best. When patients work together with AI systems through these loops, dealing with chronic pain becomes a team effort which leads to getting better results for the patient.

Regulatory Landscape for AI in Healthcare

In the world of healthcare, rules about AI are changing to make sure patients stay safe and their private info is kept secret. Right now, there are some rules like HIPAA in the United States that say how patient data can be collected, stored, and used. These rules help keep patient information safe and secure. But as AI gets better and does more things in healthcare, we’re starting to see new rules made just for AI use. Looking ahead, it’s likely that these new guidelines will focus on making algorithms clear to understand while also tackling issues like bias prevention and thinking carefully about how using AI affects patient care.

Current regulations and standards

In the United States, rules and standards are super important for making sure AI is used safely and ethically in healthcare. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) lays down the law on how patient data should be handled – it’s all about keeping patient information private and secure. These rules require that certain steps are taken to protect this info. On top of that, groups like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keep an eye on AI medical devices and apps to make sure they’re up to snuff. For those working with healthcare organizations or providing AI tech, sticking to these guidelines is key for using AI responsibly, especially when it comes to managing chronic pain or other health issues.

Future directions for policy and compliance

With AI getting better and faster in the healthcare world, there’s a big need to think about what rules and guidelines we should follow. As these AI technologies keep changing, new kinds of rules that focus just on how we use AI in healthcare are starting to pop up. Looking ahead, there are a few important things these future guidelines will probably cover.

For starters, it’ll be really important for everyone to clearly see and understand how these algorithms work when they’re used for taking care of patients. Making everything more open will help doctors and their patients get why an algorithm suggests one thing over another. Then, there’s the issue of making sure no one is left out because of unfair biases hidden within these algorithms; so figuring out ways to stop this bias is key if we want everyone to get fair treatment.

Lastly, keeping an eye on ai systems regularly will make sure they stay in line with any new rules or standards as they come along. By tackling these issues head-on now,the health sector can really make the most outof using ai while also keeping patient safetyand privacy at the forefront.


In the world of healthcare, AI is changing how we handle chronic pain by creating tailored treatment plans and making it easier for patients to get involved. With AI getting better over time, it’s leading to smarter predictions and working smoothly with wearable tech. But, we’ve got to keep a close eye on ethics and keeping information safe so that AI can really make a difference in clinical settings. Looking ahead, there’s a lot of hope for using AI to improve care for chronic pain through exact treatments and virtual reality tools. By focusing on what patients need from AI technology, we’re looking at improving life quality for those dealing with chronic pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can AI improve the quality of life for chronic pain sufferers?

AI has the power to make life better for people who constantly deal with pain by creating treatment plans just for them, thanks to predictive analytics. With the help of analyzing big amounts of data and what patients share about their experiences, AI systems can spot trends and suggest specific ways to manage pain more successfully.

What are the limitations of AI in chronic pain management?

When it comes to managing chronic pain with AI systems, there are a few hurdles we can’t ignore. For starters, chronic pain is complex and how people feel pain varies from one person to another. This makes it tough for AI algorithms to always get it right when figuring out how much pain someone is in or the specific details of what they’re going through. On top of that, there are ethical issues we need to think about. These include making sure the AI doesn’t have any built-in biases and ensuring patients know what’s happening every step of the way (that’s informed consent). Another big deal is keeping patient information private since these ai systems need access to personal health data.

Key Highlights

  • In the healthcare world, artificial intelligence (AI) is making big changes, especially when it comes to managing long-term pain.
  • With AI tools like predictive diagnostics, natural language processing, and robotics, doctors are getting better at figuring out how to deal with pain.
  • Thanks to AI, there’s a chance for more accurate diagnoses. It also helps in keeping patients involved and tailoring treatments just for them.
  • There have been real examples where AI made things better in targeted medicine and even using virtual reality to help control pain.
  • By bringing AI into health tech more broadly. we’re looking at a future where dealing with chronic pain could get a lot easier.

Improving Patient Care Through Technology Orchestration

As healthcare shifts towards a more patient-centric approach, health providers across the world are looking for innovative ways to enhance the patient care journey. The infusion of software solutions into the healthcare industry has helped providers improve the overall patient experience. One of these solutions is Care Orchestration, a method that uses Information Technology (IT) to improve the care journey. Care Orchestration can be defined as the coordination of many complex computer systems, servers, and applications in a way that enhances the care journey. In a clinical setting, Orchestration allows for a simplification of patient workflows and an overall improvement in efficiency. Care Orchestration helps healthcare providers streamline their existing care journey by identifying and addressing their current inefficiencies. 

Care Orchestration and Value-Based Care

Care Orchestration is an instrumental asset for health systems that seek to adopt a value-based outlook. This system is a polar opposite from the traditional fee-for-service view as value-based care rewards health systems that can improve patient experiences and outcomes. Orchestration allows clinics to achieve this by streamlining the entire patient workflow. Patients are not met with any unwanted obstacles at any point in their care journey. The data processing efficiency of orchestration tools increases the speed at which physicians can treat and diagnose patients. 

Benefits of Orchestration in healthcare 

How Artificial Intelligence works with Orchestration

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly popular as a reliable solution for modern health tech issues. AI is well known for its operational efficiency thanks to its command of complex human attributes such as comprehension, interpretation, and analysis. It becomes quite evident that AI and Orchestration are similar concepts by reviewing their capabilities. In fact, many health systems employ a software system that uses AI and Orchestration together. The difference between these concepts lies in the scale of their abilities. AI is generally used for replacing human services by introducing automation for individual tasks. This is in contrast with Orchestration which generally involves coordination of complex, multi-step procedures. Using AI and Orchestration together results in an automated workflow that requires little human input. This partnership is extremely efficient due to the ability of AI to process millions of data points in a matter of seconds. Orchestration is also quite productive as it allows AI to automate over a series of procedures rather than just one action.

Benefits of Orchestration

The introduction of Orchestration into a clinical setting has brought many positive results for both care providers and patients. Here are some of the primary benefits: 

  • Smoother Care Journey: Having a straightforward care journey greatly benefits patients as their once tiresome and time-consuming clinical visits are now simple and convenient. By displaying command of complex methods, Orchestration ensures that there are no gaps in the care journey. Patients are expedited through the care journey in an efficient manner, enhancing the patient outcomes and improving the overall experience.
  • Increased Operational Efficiency: Care Orchestration helps health systems simplify their workflow processes while maximizing the available resources. Effective orchestration performs tasks such as data organization in a fraction of the time that humans would take. This means Clinical staff can perform their duties more effectively while also gaining the ability to spend more time with patients. 
  • Increased Profits: Another operational benefit of Orchestration is its ability to positively impact a clinic’s bottom line. The aforementioned efficiency allows clinics to expand their capacity and serve more patients. This allows for an increase in revenue without compromising on quality of care. Clinics are simultaneously able to lower their costs as orchestration prevents expensive rifts in operation such as referral leakage. 

Care Orchestration is extremely powerful with the potential to transform health systems across the country. The extensive multi-faceted approach in improving the experience of both patients and care providers separates orchestration from other IT solutions.

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The Evolution Of The Health Tech: Positive Change Through Interoperable Solutions

The American Healthcare Industry has experienced many large-scale changes in the past few decades. This timeframe has afforded us many drastic reforms in the industry such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the widespread shift towards Value-Based Care. However, the most noteworthy and significant change is the gradual adoption of software solutions into the healthcare industry. The digitization of healthcare has brought numerous benefits to healthcare organizations that are able to streamline their day-to-day operations. More importantly, these solutions have made life easier for care providers and patients by simplifying the delivery of care. In order for these complex systems to operate, they need to display competency in Interoperability. 

How Interoperability Ties It All Together

Interoperability in the context of healthcare refers to the use of many complex systems and information technology (IT) to exchange and interpret health-based data. As many software systems were designed for specific tasks, the transfer of data between different systems emerged as a significant challenge. Interoperability allowed for different computer systems that operate on different platforms to interact with each other. This gave health organizations the ability to employ multiple systems for their varying needs. At the foundational level, interoperability is present in roughly 75% of health systems in the US. The incorporation of more advanced levels allows organizations to expand the scale of their services.

How Technology is Combatting COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic has proved to be a challenging obstacle for the healthcare industry. While the pandemic continues to test the industry’s existing abilities, the prevalence of computer systems currently in use have helped in the fight to control COVID-19. The use of virtual health services has skyrocketed since the outbreak as clinics across the country shift their focus to COVID-19. Patients are able to access health services like routine check-ups from their tablet or computer. The significance of this service is that it ensures patients with chronic conditions can receive medical services without the risk of being infected with COVID-19. It also helps clinics establish stable cash flow and make up for revenue shortfall due to the pandemic. 

Examples of Interoperable Health Tech Solutions:


Interoperable Health Tech Solutions

Telehealth involves the transfer of healthcare services through a telecommunications platform. While the primary use of telehealth is for virtual conferencing between patients and physicians, it is also used for monitoring and educating patients. The most popular form of telehealth is video conferencing where patients and physicians can perform most tasks required in a typical check-up. According to the American Hospital Organization (AHA), 3 out of every 4 hospitals offer some form of telehealth service. Telehealth has proven to be a valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19, while also eliminating long wait times and nonessential clinical visits. Telehealth must be interoperable with other platforms in order to share Electronic Health Records (EMR). Reviewing these records is crucial for physicians who are deciding the next course of action for a patient. 

Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote Physiological Monitoring (RPM) uses real-time technology to collect vital parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, or any other relevant health-based measure. These devices are worn by patients to track the parameters of their health while simultaneously sending the results to a qualified health professional. This professional can analyze the information and intervene if there is any abnormal data. These gadgets have been extremely helpful for chronic care patients who can avoid the hassle of regular clinical visits. Clinics who effectively use these devices can significantly reduce the number of readmissions, which costs the industry over $41 billion a year. Interoperability is crucial in the RPM care delivery as data must be transferred from the patient’s device to the health system without any errors. 

Workflow and Referral Management

Remote Patient Monitoring

The goal of Workflow Management is to streamline the patient workflow by eliminating inefficiencies in the process. Tech solutions such as Smart Rooming help nurses room the patient and transfer the responsibility of care in a time-efficient manner. Referral Management is also an extremely crucial part of clinical operations. Referral Leakage, which occurs when a patient’s Referral loop is not closed, costs the industry millions of dollars a year. Interoperable platforms would transfer information from the physician to the specialist in a timely manner and without any gaps. 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Primary Benefits of healthcare technology

While still extremely developmental in nature Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) provide a glimpse into the future of healthcare. AI and ML both use machines to perform human activities such as comprehension, interpretation, and analysis. Despite a limited role, they are both currently used for routine activities like streamlining workflows, patient education, diagnosis, and predictive analysis. AI/ML can help health tech innovators attain interoperability by assisting computer systems in receiving and analyzing data. 

Primary Benefits

The influx of interoperable systems has revolutionized the healthcare industry. Listed below are the main benefits of these solutions. 


  • Improved Patient Experience: One of the main focuses of these innovative software solutions was to improve the overall experience of patients. The introduction of Telehealth and RPM increases access to healthcare for all patients. Tools such as AI and ML are life-saving as they quickly and accurately diagnose conditions. 
  • Simplifying the Care Journey: In the traditional Care Journey, patients may have to spend an entire day in a clinic while physicians shuttle back and forth to tend to them. Software Solutions have streamlined this process by assisting clinics with scheduling, rooming, and diagnosis. Nurses, Physicians, and Clinical staff can allocate their time more efficiently, resulting in a smoother Care Journey for patients. 
  • Optimal Operational Efficiency: Health Organizations are able to maximize the use of their resources thanks to health tech solutions. Using tools like Referral Management and Care Orchestration allows organizations to streamline patient workflows. This helps them serve more patients without having to expand or increase costs. 


Increased Profit: Perhaps the greatest benefit for organizations is the ability to increase clinical profits. Efficient software solutions help organizations identify and eliminate inefficient practices. At the same time, solutions like RPM provide additional revenue streams for clinics with little additional cost. While Interoperable solutions may incur an initial cost, effective development and use of the product will have a positive impact in the long run.

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Could AI Transform the Way Healthcare Operates?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) involves the use of machines to perform human activities such as comprehension, interpretation, and analysis. AI has been an emerging force in all computerized fields and has gained significant attention amongst health tech innovators in the past few years. While AI remains heavily experimental, the results have been extremely promising with regard to the future potential of AI-based procedures. The prospects of AI-related technology have the opportunity to transform the future of healthcare delivery. 

Current Status of AI in Healthcare

AI is still in the early stages of development in the health tech industry and it has yet to fully penetrate the market. However, AI investment is projected to grow from $600 million to $6.6 billion between 2014 and 2021, indicative of the large and growing demand for such services. AI is already used by many health systems for everyday activities such as streamlining workflows, patient education, diagnosis, and predictive analysis. Including these practices has helped clinics save millions of dollars and serve patients more efficiently. Thanks to the rapid growth of AI, the healthcare industry will experience an influx of innovative techniques to help solve modern healthcare problems. 

Machine Learning in Healthcare

Machine Learning (ML) is a method within AI in which machines are given the opportunity to learn through experience rather than constant programming. In essence, this trains machines to think like humans and learn from practical examples. Areas of healthcare where ML is already prevalent include data collection, diagnosis, and clinical trials. This method is being experimented in the health industry due to the abundance of data needed to make informed decisions. ML can allow computers to process millions of data points in just seconds, resulting in a faster and more efficient result. In the future, effective use of ML could hold the key to vaccine development and cancer treatment. One hurdle ML faces is that it would need large-scale testing in order to become readily available for use in all areas of healthcare. This is due to ML being rooted in experience-based learning rather than rigid programming. 

Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine involves diagnosis and treatment plans that are specialized to the individual patient. This method greatly differs from traditional diagnosis and treatment as it analyzes millions of relevant variables to produce a patient-specific care plan. AI/ML-based machines can analyze more variables than humans could in a fraction of the time. One intriguing aspect of this technique is Whole-Genome Sequencing, which involves the analysis and discovery of an individual’s entire DNA sequence. AI/ML makes this technique possible by simplifying an extremely complex process. Ultimately, a streamlined version of Precision Medicine can shift healthcare away from standardization and towards personalized care. Like many AI techniques, Precision Medicine is highly developmental and will likely require large financial investments. Additionally, this method is quite controversial as it is still unproven and involves information about patients’ DNA. 


Robots are a clear example of how AI could be put into practice in the near future. Many large or high-budget clinics already employ the use of robotic machines. These instruments can carry out different tasks depending on their design. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, robots are being used to direct patients within a health facility to eliminate the risk of patient to care provider transmission. They have proven to be very effective in guiding patients when a human is unavailable. In a non-Pandemic context, robots would be useful in rural or undermanned health clinics, where similar situations could arise. Robotic AI machines could also be used for long term care patients who need daily monitoring and reminders related to their treatment. One area where Robotic-based AI can drastically reduce discrepancies in rural health accessibility is through Remote Treatment. Robotic devices could allow doctors to operate on patients without being physically present. The incorporation of Virtual/Augmented Reality devices could help with both clinical training as well as virtual appointments. The main obstacle associated with robots is that providers must make a significant financial commitment. This will subsequently make healthcare costlier for all parties involved, including patients and the Federal Government. 

AI and robotics in healthcare

Artificial Intelligence is opening the door for more efficient and accessible health care. The astronomical increase in AI investment proves the effectiveness of new developmental methods. If the industry is able to address the remaining financial obstacles, we can experience AI leading the healthcare industry into the future. 

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