Reinventing Patient Safety: Putting Patients First with AI

Discover how AI is reinventing patient safety, prioritizing patients' well-being with MarianaAI's innovative solutions. Explore the future of healthcare today!

Bhaskar from MarianaAI
March 2, 2024

How would you feel if you went to a new doctor with troubling symptoms, only for them to completely miss the diagnosis because they didn't have access to your medical history? This nightmare scenario happened to Sarah and Navarro.

And unfortunately, they aren't alone. Patient safety mishaps are more common than you might think. For Sarah, not getting the right diagnosis or linking her current illness to prior conditions meant she just kept getting sicker. The doctors tried treatment after treatment, but nothing worked.

The good news? New technologies like AI are starting to transform healthcare from within. Promising more accurate diagnoses, tailored treatments, and closed safety and communication gaps. But how?

Pillars of Patient Safety and Unseen Gaps

Since 2006, the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIHHSS) has promoted Seven Pillars of Patient Safety - principles of transparency, harm elimination, and safety transformation. Good in theory, but have they truly transformed care? Sarah's story tells us no. Nearly 800,000 patients die or are permanently disabled by misdiagnosis each year in the US

More importantly, with increasing regulations, every organization wants to appear attentive to safety concerns. But meaningful change comes not from touting pillars, but eliminating the need for them. Apology and disclosure are necessary when harm occurs - but how much better to prevent that harm in the first place? This is where AI can connect vision to reality.

Now let's fast-forward to 2023...

This was a pivotal chapter for patient safety and innovation. AI fueled productive disruption - dramatically improving disease identification, chart review, and risk adjustment. Telehealth became a vital care access point. And human expertise synergizing with technology to enable patient-centric care.

As we reflect, 2023 emerges not just as a lookback, but a prologue. Patient safety and innovation will continue entwining, propelling healthcare to unprecedented excellence. This vision spurs us onward.

Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice

In recent years, healthcare policies in the US have increasingly focused on patient safety. New protocols, regulations, and quality control measures aim to reduce medical errors and improve care. However noble these intentions, the implementation has proven challenging. Policies meant to safeguard patients have become cumbersome. Healthcare facilities struggle to align new procedures with existing workflows. Hyper-specific rules lose sight of the bigger goal - high quality, patient-centered care. Rather than abandoning well-meaning policies, the system needs a reset. A balanced integration of vision and real-world execution is key. AI could be the missing link - taking over tedious paperwork so doctors can spend more time with patients. AI analysis of medical records promotes accuracy and prevents mistakes. Looking at the whole patient narrative, AI avoids tunnel vision on strict protocols.

At MarianaAI, we aim to refocus the system on its purpose of caring for people. Products like our Medical Scribe reduce physician burnout by handling busywork. Our Patient Portrait feature uses AI to see beyond just symptoms to the whole patient narrative. Today's healthcare needs an overhaul with the patient at its core. AI alone cannot transform the system, but may spur much-needed innovation. What if we combined the best of human care and AI efficiency? We believe this synthesis holds promise for healthcare's future. What are your thoughts on blending healthcare's human side with AI's potential?

Parting Thoughts: What else lies in Patient Safety?

Picture waking up to 10 emails from health companies you've never contacted. Makes you wonder - how'd they get my info? It's an unsettling thought, isn’t it? Let's explore how MarianaAI is transforming healthcare's approach to data security and standards.

More on MarianaAI’s Military-Grade Security

Healthcare is an industry that accesses, processes and uses individual information which is highly sensitive. To even work with such data is such a risk, imagine losing it to hackers online going through all the legal roundabouts. You cannot think of it since you don’t know what a hacker can do. To comply with HIPAA which is a task today, and the way forward to protect private personal data from mishaps is military-grade security.

MarianaAI’s military-grade security is designed to exceed typical standards, enabled by our ability to deploy our solution remotely and within organizational firewalls. And that happens without changing any interface or proceedings of your work. This approach aligns with stricter governance as AI continues to drive healthcare delivery.

Who Keeps the Provider Safe in Talks of Patient Safety?

Patient Safety also includes safety of the solution being used. The technology in place should be secure enough to drive reliance and compliance from the user. AI is enabling a revolution - one that builds patient AND provider trust in data accuracy and security. This allows clinicians to focus on patients, not burnout. Safety transcends one definition. AI solutions must serve both patient AND provider. This holistic approach will drive the industry forward.