COVID-19 has prompted the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in several facets of the pandemic—in addition to tracking cases, it has been used to prepare for larger outbreaks. This timely review discusses using AI to inform decisions relating to patient care. Although this application of AI could save substantial resources, it is not without risk.
According to the authors, “the main contribution of AI to the COVID-19 pandemic is the employment of automatic models that can perform patient screening, triage, diagnostic, and risk evaluation with considerable speed and efficacy and do not require a healthcare provider hands-on. Besides, integrating AI tools with big data analytics could support the assessment of COVID-19 patient care and propose further improvement in care pathways.” Read the article here.
Source: (Cossio & Gilardino, Frontiers in Medicine, Translational Medicine, 1/27/21)