15-30% of Physicians are adopting AI software to reduce patient no-show rates

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Digital health innovations continue to be a vital part of healthcare ever since COVID-19. The evolution of technology and AI is becoming more and more prevalent in the health industry in order to make the patient experience more efficient.

Author: MedCity News

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