Digital Health Trends in the Healthcare Sector
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Digital Health Trends in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The Healthcare business, with medical and digital technology, contributes to the mitigation and prevention of diseases. 

FREMONT, CA: A growing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) combined with an aging population is causing a global healthcare catastrophe. Living longer is connected with higher health issues, high medical care costs, and a strain on the limited resources available. Rising pressure to reduce healthcare costs while managing these chronic diseases is a significant concern for governments and health authorities worldwide. NCDs are becoming more common as residents of the region embrace more sedentary, unhealthy, and westernized lifestyles. Tracking illness trends and monitoring chronic patients' adherence to treatment schedules and recovery progress have become more crucial. Technology is constantly evolving worldwide, adapting to contemporary challenges across a wide range of businesses.

AI's role in enhancing healthcare workflows and decision making

AI-based cognitive technologies are most useful for drug discovery and research, clinical decision support, and medical imaging and diagnostics capabilities in all regions of the world. The workflow market contribution comes from crucial use cases such as eliminating unnecessary procedures and expenses, in-patient care and hospital administration, patient data and risk analytics, claims to process and optimizing drug discovery processes.

The shift in public policy 

As countries attempt economic diversification, the healthcare services industry will emerge as a high-growth option in the region. These countries are implementing critical policies to increase their technological capabilities using AI. This program ensures that home-bound patients can be monitored effectively and efficiently from their homes, eliminating the need to return to the health institution following treatment or a procedure. AI will be effective in data mining and gaining deeper insights through analysis.

Diagnostics using a variety of technical solutions

Remote diagnostics and patient consultation are two healthcare areas that have gotten much interest from innovators. Precision diagnostics has thus become more crucial than ever as it gives individualized care to patients, particularly chronic ones, in the face of escalating medical expenditures. It means that diseases are identified more correctly, an effective treatment plan is implemented, and patients may be monitored continuously. It essentially enhances the quality of care a patient can receive, resulting in improved health outcomes and a longer life expectancy.

Wearables to enhance the patient experience

The wearables market will likely increase significantly in the following years as it collaborates with AI to track NCDs and other vital signs. Biosensors incorporated in these devices continuously monitor a patient's development while creating a Big Data database of information that can be analyzed in various ways, resulting in higher public health insights and improved patient care. It can reap enormous benefits by slowing disease progression through wearables and remote patient monitoring.

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