With the advent of new trends and innovations, it has become more exciting to work in any field in this era. Now we don’t talk about just a profession; we talk about the technologies related to it and making it grow. The same is true for healthcare. Health technology includes all tools, medications, vaccines, procedures, and systems designed to streamline health care processes, minimize costs, and improve patient quality.
Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, voice search, chatbots, and virtual reality (VR) are among the most promising health technologies in 2019. It’s only fair if we use these to leverage the quality of life and standards of living. Healthcare organizations can improve patient health outcomes, be cost-effective, and provide quality care by adopting these new technologies. It also benefits patients as they can better check and control their health information. It shows that technology can help ensure that everyone has a better, safer future. Today we will talk about the latest trends and technologies of 2020 that are helping us give it better to medical staff and customers.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is speeding up the retrieval and processing of health care data much quicker than a human can and that with much greater efficiency. Another important use case of AI and ML algorithms is to identify and diagnose health problems such as physical and mental disorders. These algorithms have proved to be extremely beneficial in studying test results and drawing conclusions. AI is also used to analyze a patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) information to more effectively identify their health issues and find different ways to handle it. Besides, AI can be used to detect irregularities in MRI and X-ray scans to improve the pathology and radiology fields.
Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is a combination of medical devices and applications that can be used to connect various healthcare architectures and systems to make the system more efficient. The applications are many and use cases are widespread. IoMT is used not only to globalize records and data of patients but also to treatments and medicines. This means every doctor can access the data of a patient from a central database, so patients in a particular city or country can get the same treatment every year and every doctor is aware of their history throughout that place. IoMT is facing some regulatory issues and issues have also been seen when deploying it in areas where the technologies are just absent. To truly get the benefit of this technology, we first have to make these technologies available to every city and town.
Blockchain is not only useful in healthcare for the hype about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The important thing about blockchain, instead, is the digital data storage that creates the transaction ledger that is not only transparent but impossible to manipulate. When you use blockchain to obtain data, the information you enter, and all of your data will stay with you rather than being stored on some server owned by the company providing the services. Talk about security and privacy!
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
In medicine, AR can be used to help improve health, administer vaccines, and help with major outcomes of operations. AR is often used to make certain tasks more efficient, such as saving and analyzing patient records and vital signs in real-time while a doctor examines a patient. Just like AR, Virtual Reality (VR) can also assist in clinician preparation through simulation, patient education, and treatment assistance. To distract a patient from their pain and offer relief, VR Pain Relief uses a virtual world of landscapes and changing seasons. This can have some great applications for child specialists.
It is predicted that the global robotics market will rise from $71 billion in 2015 to $135.4 billion in 2019, a 17% annual growth rate. Market revenue for health care robots is also estimated to increase from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $2.8 billion in 2021. We have seen numerous robots performing minimally invasive surgeries in the previous year. Robotics can also work hand in hand with health information technology to allow autonomous data collection that can provide reliable data for health IT professionals in various health care fields, such as surgery, drug delivery, cognitive recovery, and patient management.
It is the combination of technology with different fields that will lead us to the future of globalization experts talk about. It will be difficult to name different fields as science and artwork together in the future. Now is the time to embrace this change and work together so we can all see a better world where everything and everyone can benefit from these technological advances.