The healthcare industry is facing a growing challenge as patient acuity levels rise while staffing levels remain unchanged. This not only limits the amount of clinical attention that can be given to each patient, but it also increases the likelihood of provider burnout.
As the population ages and chronic health conditions become more prevalent, hospitals are seeing an increase in the number of patients with complex medical needs. This means that each patient requires more time and attention from clinical staff. However, staffing levels are not increasing at the same rate, which means that healthcare providers are struggling to keep up with the demand.
The consequences of this are significant. When clinical staff are stretched thin, they are more likely to make mistakes, which can lead to decreased quality of care for patients. They are also more likely to experience burnout, which can lead to high turnover rates and a shortage of qualified healthcare providers.
AI has the ability to monitor patients in real-time, providing early warning signs of deterioration and allowing for prompt interventions. This can help reduce the number of patients who need to be as closely monitored, allowing clinical staff to focus on those who are in most need of their attention.