Improving Continuity of Care through Telehealth

Improving Continuity of Care through Telehealth

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, September 02, 2022

Using communication technology, such as video chat, webcams, phones, and video conference software, patients can receive healthcare services through telehealth.

FREMONT, CA: Healthcare IT has undergone a massive transformation. Telehealth services have become the healthcare industry's new digital front door. For doctors to embrace virtual healthcare, telehealth has become a key topic of conversation.

Remote patient monitoring steadily increased in 2020 and 2021 due to the mainstreaming of telehealth trends. The COVID-19 pandemic and the government's relaxation of licensure and reimbursement requirements for telemedicine exposed these developments in the digital front door of healthcare.

Recent developments in telehealth services are altering the usual workflow in healthcare. Compared to other businesses, the worldwide telehealth market has expanded exponentially. With the rising acceptance of digital telehealth services, clinicians may now effortlessly examine, treat, and diagnose patients through telecommunication. Trends in the primary care telemedicine market and the evolution of the care continuum have been driven by the increase in the world's population.

Wearables and Internet of Mobile Things (IoMT)

The technology in wearables, such as trackers, is an integral part of telehealth. The wearables' telehealth technology offers providers precise and real-time patient health data. Integrating IoMT and wearables is helping to alter people's lifestyles, motivating them to live healthier and improving their quality of life.

Enhancement of Cybersecurity

Every technical and digital development must adhere to stringent security standards. It is crucial to protect the online delivery of patient information and data. Even so, there remains a risk of data security breaches, and there is an increase in the sharing of information, which may raise the risk of data security breaches. Trends in the healthcare business favor trustworthy and secure software for improved cybersecurity to preserve patient data and maintain patient safety.

Support for Remote Patient Monitoring

The development of virtual healthcare has witnessed an expansion of healthcare delivery options and improved patient care. It comprises online appointments, video conferencing between the patient and clinician, and virtual care services. As a digital front door for healthcare, remote patient monitoring significantly contributes to ensuring that patients in any geographical area access essential healthcare services. Thus, technology can demonstrate how it might enhance telehealth services for improved healthcare support.

Provision for Augmented and Virtual Reality

Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) has demonstrated a progressive and bright future for training and education providers and patients, assisting them in medical prediction and diagnosis planning. Individuals can contact their service providers via laptops, smartphones, computers, and other technological devices. The popularity of AR/VR technology enhances surgical training by seeing real-world instances and educating clinical residencies on how VR might be beneficial.

Big Data Analytics Powered by Artificial Intelligence

Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have been at the forefront of telehealth service improvements. Incorporating AI into healthcare data analytics can potentially reduce the cost of future healthcare development. If a large organization is involved, there will be complex data collection. Instead of human intervention, the future of healthcare will rely heavily on developing digital healthcare services. Healthcare can process big data and provide real-time analytics to an organization's decision-makers. AI can increase the efficiency of care delivery and enhance healthcare outcomes.

Telehealth Options with Robotic Process Automation

The Telehealth Trends 2022 report indicates that healthcare providers benefit from precise automation that can be highly cost-effective. Staff optimization can become vital for robots equipped for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in health care. By thoroughly examining a patient's symptoms, AI algorithms have become more accurate than traditional search engines. AI can direct patients to the most suitable caregiver. In healthcare firms delivering appointment scheduling, hospital administration, and data management protocols, RPA has been utilized extensively and extensively.

Cognitive automation (CA) as a Healthcare IT Trend

Cognitive automation (CA) as the digital brain of healthcare organizations has been noted as an emerging concept in healthcare IT. The CA assists existing software suppliers in automation capabilities and registers machine learning algorithms as an introduction to decision velocity in healthcare industries. Following these advantages, cognitive automation will continue to become more accessible to the telehealth business.

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