In this modern world, which is always evolving, technology is the driving force behind improvements across all industries, including healthcare. Healthcare technology is redesigning healthcare delivery by offering solutions that improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of patient care. The COVID 19 pandemic has increased the rate of changes and innovation in healthcare and we’re still going to see more coming up in this industry. With breakthroughs in research, data collection, and treatments, healthcare providers are using new and emerging tools as well as innovative ways to deliver improved patient care. Health tech is also empowering patients to become their own best care providers.
In this pandemic, the healthcare industry has experienced increased adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), remote monitoring, and telehealth. Here’s what we have observed about how health tech is redesigning healthcare delivery. Read on to discover more.
Mobile app technology in healthcare
Mobile technology is available in almost all industries. In healthcare, we refer to it as mHealth, which enables a more convenient patient care delivery. Patients now have access to quick and accurate healthcare information on their mobile devices. With numerous new and emerging mobile apps, patients can keep track of their doctor’s appointments, effectively manage their health, communicate with medical providers, and access accurate health information.
With this health technology, medical providers can use solutions that enable remote patient monitoring while improving patient compliance.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry has already begun and has the potential to redesign healthcare delivery completely. AI capitalizes on machine learning to “teach” itself by studying existing data. By studying existing medical data, AI can develop its medical responses, design treatment plans, and even lead to the development of drugs at a faster rate. AI can also, at a rapid rate, improve the existing digital healthcare technologies including those that enable virtual patient care delivery.
AI is enabling the personalization of patient care by medical providers by equipping them with deep insights into symptom patterns and effective treatment strategies that will ensure successful patient care.
Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly finding its way into numerous industries, and it’s now in healthcare. VR is already being used to train surgeons how to perform surgical procedures. According to a recent Harvard Business Review study, VR-trained surgeons experienced a 230% improvement in their overall performance compared to their counterparts that are trained traditionally.
Health tech should empower patients to take care of their own health, and this is where healthcare wearables, trackers, and sensors come in handy. These devices help us get to learn more about ourselves and take better control of our health. There are numerous wearable devices out there and they perform different roles, such as monitoring sleep, tracking workouts, meditation, and so much more.
Some wearables can even alert wearers and medical providers of sudden onset of health issues. These devices collect real-time data, which is then analyzed by a system to provide information about a particular medical issue with a patient. This enables doctors to be proactive and contact patients who need immediate medical attention and don’t even realize it.
Health technology massively driving new solutions and innovations that are redesigning healthcare delivery. Patient care delivery is becoming better, efficient, and effective thanks to technologies, such as artificial intelligence, mobile apps, wearables, digital health records, big data, and the cloud.