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February 12, 2020
Leveraging AI to Provide a Rural ‘Retail Medicine’ Experience
Artificial intelligence-enabled technology can help clinicians make better diagnostic and treatment decisions while improving access and quality. These are critical issues for all providers and patients, but particularly so for those in rural areas, where limited transportation options often contribute to delayed or foregone treatment, resulting in disease progression and higher costs.
Winona (Minn.) Health is using an intelligent online exam tool built on an AI platform to automate care delivery and improve both efficiency and the patient experience for those in remote areas. Patients can access Winona Health’s SmartExam platform from Bright MD 24/7, complete an online questionnaire about their current symptoms, health history and medications and connect with an urgent care clinician in minutes.