Affordable Health Scan? Think Zebra
Wherever we go in the world, we often negate the reality that healthcare is expensive from simple to complex. While the NHS provides a saving grace to many, seeking a fast test and answer can find it costs them. Radiography is a good example; according to Aviva, without insurance, it would cost anywhere from £100-600.
Even in the US, radiography scans can hit high notes of $1,100 for something that proves medically crucial. It’s also an old phrase that in medicine when you hear hooves, you think Horses, not Zebras. In the case of the Israel-based company, that phrase gets reversed in a good way.
What is Zebra?
The need for medical services like radiography is increasing at an exponential rate as populations increase. Making access crucial for people across the world and this is where this company enters the fray. Zebra is placing itself between both the patient population and the medical industry as a whole.
The company proposes the question of letting AI take on a role that, until recently, only medical professionals could do. But through innovations within the field, Zebras technology may make it possible to be even more accurate. This would free up an increasing number of medical staff while saving both hospitals and patients life-saving time and money.
An AI Smarter than a Radiologist?
This feat is achievable through what the company refers to as its ‘condition fingerprint’ to assess patients for medical problems. It’s able to do this through access to past cases of patients, taking them into account and creating algorithms for detecting them in patients.
This ability means that over time, Zebra’s AI can provide a more efficient and accurate method of detecting severe medical problems. Through deep learning, the Artificial Intelligence used can effectively produce closer to 100% accuracy on reporting severe conditions while cutting costs dramatically.
The benefits for Patients and Practices
For patients, it’s the difference between catching a life-threatening illness far earlier than before possible. Conditions are identified and diagnosed faster through this technology: saving countless lives through early-treatment. Zebra is positioning itself to be faster, more accurate and increasingly affordable as well.
For medical professionals, being able to catch conditions using AI, not only frees up staff but enables for proactive intervention. With AI taking on what was previously the role of radiologists with an emphasis on cost-effectiveness. Hospitals will be able to significantly reduce the level of expenditure, improving efficiency and service.
With more people requiring medical care generation after generation, Zebra is providing a window into the future of healthcare.