FREMONT, CA: The healthcare industry has been undergoing game-changing shifts over the year. The coronavirus pandemic has compelled healthcare institutions to leverage technology and digital tools to deliver uninterrupted patient care.
Let us look at some emerging shifts in digital healthcare:
In the wake of the pandemic, the healthcare industry would have faltered without telehealth. It has enabled doctors to treat patients remotely. Thus, patients received timely treatments without having to compromise their safety. Telehealth provided the perfect solution to providers at the beginning of the pandemic. Patients can be thoroughly checked and treated from their home during a virtual visit. Healthcare providers can examine the patient’s condition and decide how to move forward.
Artificial intelligence has already transformed many industries. Though the utilization of AI in the healthcare industry is in the infant stage, AI-powered digital healthcare tools are on a roll. Tools like Google Home and Amazon Alexa are helping individuals have already made it to the medical field. Tools like AI nursing assistance are helping patients to be on top of their medication schedules. These tools give reminders to them about when to take their medications, refills, and more. AI is enabling providers to collect more patient data, empowering them to better understand their patients, and provide the necessary treatment.
Internet of Medical Things
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is still a newcomer to the digital healthcare landscape. This new digital healthcare tool is in progress. However, this concept would allow individuals and devices to access clinical data, studies, and other important information. In short, this would massively improve how providers access information, making it easier for them to get an in-depth insight into a medical situation before making any clinical decision.