Health care is one of the most reputed industries and the industry needs to move ahead with technology from time to time. Many of the grave diseases which were earlier considered untreatable can now be easily diagnosed by the use of modern technological advancements.
Some Modern Global Healthcare Technologies Are Listed!
The healthcare industry has greatly benefited due to the technical development which now helps doctors identify diseases at a much faster pace rather than going back and forth many times in diagnosing a patient.
Latest technological applications on health care: –
- Telemedicine – Telemedicine came into use during the covid 19 pandemic. Although this method existed a few years back, not many people used it. With the Telehealth resources patients can reach out to the doctor while staying at home and this also makes it easier for doctors as they will be having all the patient data in front of them in their computer or laptop. This greatly reduces the doctor patient interaction and also saves time for patients to drive up to the hospital and wait in line. This also saves the time of the doctor as they need not wait for the patient to come and then address them. It is said that telehealth will be largely taken up even after the covid 19 as well. There are many apps on your phone which can help you get telehealth help.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) – AI is one of the key technological advancements which helps in thermal screening, vaccine development, pandemic detection, facial recognition and also helps in analysing CT scans. BlueDot is an application developed by an IT company in Canada which greatly helped to analyse the covid outbreak in real time. It scans all the media sources and then estimates where the next outbreak is going to happen, thereby alerting the health care workers to be prepared for the situation.
- Thermal Screening – A non-contact human thermometer was needed to scan all the people in a crowd to check people with high temperature as going person to person wouldn’t have been possible. AI can take all the data and quickly compile them, giving us the desired outputs in minutes and scanning 1000’s of people in less time.
- The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) – With the combination of Internet of Things, telehealth and telemedicine technologies a new technology has been created known as the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). IoMT includes taking your temperature with many inbuilt apps that can scan your temperature and provide this information to the doctor. There are many wearables with EKG and ECG monitors as well with which the doctors can take your data while you are at home. It is estimated that by 2025, the IoMT industry will be a $1 trillion dollar industry as many people are adopting this latest trend.
- VR/AR/MR in health care – Augmented and virtual reality can enhance telehealth during the covid 19 pandemic. VR and AR technologies showed good hope in helping stroke victims to overcome their motor deficiencies. The patients who had strokes need to have a robust environment to get back their motor performances, however AR and VR has been highly successful in providing a virtual environment where patients can experience the same treatment they get in the real world and the results are quite fascinating.
- Automate the workflow at hospital – With the latest chatbots and automated AI in IVR, many customer problems are addressed directly by the AI and need not reach the doctors if the conditions are not severe. This has led to getting fast attention to individuals who are a major priority. Many people found chat bots to be highly efficient. Many of the hospital filings and data storing has been shifted to cloud by helping the staff making it easy for data retrieval.
Technological development has greatly helped the healthcare industry in setting the bar a lot higher and also helped the doctors relieve some workload as well, especially in this time of the pandemic. There are many more technological advances waiting to be announced for the healthcare industry.