What Are AI Triage Apps?

by | Feb 25, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blog, News

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AI Triage Apps the future of healthcare

 

You may have heard about these apps before or perhaps this is the first time you’ve come across them. Either way, AI triage apps are shaping the future of our healthcare by aiming to reduce the strain on our health services. Today, we’ll dig into why they’re popping up and what they are.

 

What Are AI Triage Apps?

Firstly, let’s start with what these apps are exactly. Triage apps come in many forms and typically use AI in some way to provide healthcare support. Frequently they are referred to as a clinical decision support tool.  This effectively means they are there to support doctors and nurses – not take over. There are many studies that showcase the potential benefits and advantages of using a triage app. Typically the benefits center around reducing waiting times and pressures on nurses and doctors. These AI apps can help doctors get to the heart of a patient issue without going through the current, time-consuming triage system. It can also help the doctor pre-empt and predict patient wellness before they come through the hospital door. We have gathered some great examples of triage apps for you to take a look at with an explanation on how they’re shaping healthcare.

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Why do we need Triage Apps?

The majority of apps in healthcare are built due to a specific problem. This isn’t always the case but most of the time, developers and entrepreneurs look to resolve problems in our healthcare system. Usually through the use of new technology. There are times when these apps can cause more harm than good but in this case, Triage apps are built with a clear purpose and a clear problem to resolve.

In healthcare, for as long as it has been provided to the masses, there has been a problem with access. Although some of us know when to pursue healthcare and the right type of healthcare required, so many of us are unsure. Especially with as to when, how and where to go when unwell. This is where the Triage Apps can step in. By providing a service tailored to the user, these apps can conveniently advise patients based on past experiences programmed into the app. From the convenience of their own home or on the move a patient can launch the triage app and receive advice. They are asked several questions on their condition and depending on their answers, they are encouraged to book an appointment or speak to a pharmacist for over-the-counter treatment.

We have previously touched on the potential benefits AI app services could have in the future. This even goes as far as using AI triage apps to reduce the hospital mortality rates of waiting patients. These positive advances are designed to help our professional healthcare providers. There are still some questions to be answered on accuracy of results but over 85% of users involved in studies have found these AI apps to be helpful.

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