Many trends have emerged in the healthcare industry that significantly contribute to creating positive transformations and enhancing the quality of services in the medical industry. Over time, technologies have emerged for limiting transmissions, disinfecting, detection of diseases, treatment, patient management, and immunization. According to Dr Prateek Bhardwaj – COO, Vesta Elder Care, the healthcare industry has witnessed advancements like e-consultations, accurate time diagnosis, online pharmacy, clinical data storage, data analytics, and accessing digital therapeutics provided by immersion technology tools.
“Not only this, but the technological advancements have also enabled the health tech startups to offer customization of treatment planning and execution depending on the patients with the help of real-time, remote monitoring devices,” Dr Prateek Bhardwaj said,
The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and data management practices is helping to make hospitals more innovative and more efficient.
Here is a list of technologies that are changing the healthcare dynamics.
Artificial Intelligence is helping to increase the efficiency and productivity in the medical sector by acting as a replacement for the conventional labor-intensive methods and time-consuming processes by providing rapid, easily accessible, and real-time solutions for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. To extend the benefits of AI, health tech startups are developing software platforms, application programming interfaces (APIs), and other digital products.
Internet of medical things
This holds utmost significance in handling tasks that require minimum or no human interaction to provide healthcare services. Internet of medical things has enabled the connection of medical devices, equipment, and infrastructure for automatic disinfection, intelligent diagnosis, and remote patient management.
The pandemic leads to the acceleration of the adoption process of online pharmacies. The online pharmacy was widely used during the pandemic to make healthcare facilities accessible so that social distancing could be maintained and timely healthcare services could be provided.
The Health Tech startups are trying their best to work on telehealth services that facilitate public health mitigation strategies by reducing social distancing. Online pharmacies also help assist older adults remotely, minimize bed space, and conserve clinical supplies.
Big Data & Analytics
Technological advancements are transforming medical data collection, storage, diagnostic techniques, treatment planning, surgical workflows, remote patient monitoring, consultations, and many such medical aspects. Health and medical data volume has expanded over time, and maintaining and accessing the data is not easy. Therefore, technological advancements have made it very convenient to access data within a few minutes.
Mobile Health (mHealth)
Mobile health technology helps provide access to personalized information with the help of digital solutions and connected devices. Mobile devices enable the visualization of health issues that help detect problems at an early stage so that timely treatment can be given before the situation gets critical.