Every day, we hear about a new technological advancement that can transform a field of concern in some or the other way. The healthcare sector is also going digital with technological advancements. There are many technologies present today that can shape the future of healthcare.
The healthcare sector with technology can benefit a lot of patients and doctors. It can help improve communication, quality of test results, and faster and more efficient treatment. Integration of these two fields can benefit society in a million ways.
The world faced the Covid-19 pandemic in the year 2020, which made these two fields come together and work harmoniously to save millions of lives. Today, we should be well prepared to face any scare like this. For this, we need to understand how different technologies can be used to their best in a post-pandemic world.
Remote Patient Monitoring
With the help of RPM technology, now a doctor can analyze the patient through a video call without being close. This reduces the cost and the response time fast enough to treat the patient correctly. Blood pressure, heart rate, Lipid profile, and some other tests can be done at home and informed to the doctor without actually going to the lab or hospital. Patients can avail medical services without actually stepping out of their homes.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are such that when fed with proper data, they can mine medical records and design treatment plans according to the patient’s needs in a matter of a few seconds. These algorithms have been used by IT giants to analyze, cure and treat diseases like cancer, ebola, Covid-19, and many more.
Healthcare trackers, wearable and sensors
Many smartwatches and bands come with features for tracking your daily physical activities. They monitor your step count, pulse rate, sleep hours, etc., and alert you in case of any improper activity in your body. The record of these activities can be easily checked by your doctors and they can advise you accordingly.
Nanotechnology has been around for a long time and it has been used by scientists and researchers to treat tumors and improve medical imaging. The nanoparticles can reach the infected cells to treat them without damaging the healthy cells. It is also used in drug delivery systems.
Virtual and Augmented Reality
VR and AR are helping patients in pain management and future doctors to learn how to perform operations and surgeries. Student doctors can access the detailed anatomy of the human body without actually having a real body around.
We are living in the 21st century which is an era of digitalization and technological advancements. Integrating healthcare with modern-day technologies can help patients and doctors in miraculous ways. The above-mentioned technologies are growing day-by-day to add comfort to the lives of humankind. When integrated with healthcare, these technologies will be of a greater cause. These technologies are revolutionary and make the world a better place if handled properly.