Artificial Intelligence has already entered the field of medicine in the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo.- The medical field in the Dominican Republic is embracing artificial intelligence in various areas such as medical training, consultations, data management, and patient evaluation. This technology is becoming an important ally in both diagnosis and decision-making. Emergency physician Pablo Smester, who is also the president of the Dominican Society for Clinical Simulation, is using AI in different programs, including a laboratory of advanced simulators at INTEC medical training and the virtual consultation platform MyMédico from Yunen Group.
The MyMédico platform has seen close to 20,000 patients during the pandemic and uses AI in diagnosis, image reading, and indicators. The Yunen Group has also developed a service called the Command Center, which supervises all health indicators in medical care through a system of medical clinics installed in companies. This tool is also part of a bilateral agreement between the Yunen Group and Northwell Health hospitals in the US, which offers a virtual second opinion consultation based on AI.
Currently, eight medical schools in the country, including the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), have simulator centers or laboratories for medical training. Smester explained that the use of artificial intelligence gives greater efficiency and reduces the margin of error in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Medical simulation, the teaching of medicine through simulators, can have mannequins of different ranges, which can cry, sweat, emit secretions, hemodynamic changes, simulate heart, abdominal, and lung sounds, and respond to medications.
In conclusion, the use of AI in the medical field is becoming increasingly popular in the Dominican Republic, with many medical training programs and consultations adopting this technology. The use of AI in diagnosis and decision-making provides greater efficiency and reduces the margin of error. Additionally, the use of simulators with AI technology is also improving medical training, allowing for more realistic simulations of medical conditions and scenarios.