Tech Trends Reshaping the Future of Healthcare
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Tech Trends Reshaping the Future of Healthcare

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

In the next five years, the majority of healthcare systems want to increase their investment in digital healthcare solutions.

Fremont, CA: The healthcare industry is on the verge of undergoing a significant digital shift. While Covid-19 exposed the shortcomings and hazards of our healthcare system, technology is enabling the industry to surpass our current medical care and infrastructure. In the coming years, an increasing number of healthcare organizations will adopt technological trends in response to the growing need for individualized treatment, access to inexpensive healthcare services, and the crippling consequences of Covid-19. The introduction of health technology is creating a new path for the future, one with improved patient outcomes, decreased medical expenses, and enhanced care efficiency.

Tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare:

Digital therapeutics

Numerous healthcare providers are using digital therapeutics (DTx) to give medical care and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients via high-quality software tools. This enables clinicians to select the most appropriate treatment for their patients' ailments. As digital data is continuously generated and tracked, it also aids in overcoming the problem of non-adherence in chronic diseases, hence enhancing treatment outcomes.

Smart devices

In healthcare, wearable technology enables patients to take a more active role in preserving their health. With wearable devices, patients may monitor anything from heart rate to reproductive cycles. Additionally, doctors can use this information to create personalized healthcare strategies. Moreover, the data extracted from wearables is more methodical and accurate in capturing the patient's medical information and vitals. In addition to fitness bands and smartwatches, the market for smart devices includes smart inhalers, smart hearing aids, sleep bands, bio patches, etc.

Telemedicine

Many healthcare practitioners were able to use telemedicine and virtual patient monitoring since social isolation and stay-at-home orders undermined the conventional care delivery model. Telemedicine enhances patient participation and makes healthcare more accessible and cost-effective. It is especially advantageous for patients who are injured, immunocompromised, or located in remote areas, as they can now communicate with doctors remotely via a secure video connection. Telemedicine systems have enabled rapid diagnosis, real-time patient insights, and, in some instances, therapy without a doctor's visit. It will revolutionize the healthcare sector by delivering personalized healthcare rights to the patient's door.

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