What Does the Future of Home Healthcare Landscape

What Does the Future of Home Healthcare Landscape

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Home care technology is not merely getting better; it is getting smarter.

FREMONT, CA: "Silver Tech" is a term that refers to the burgeoning tech market for the over-50 set. According to research, smartphones, IoT gadgets, and wearables are becoming as common among the elderly as they are among their younger counterparts. The need for home care technology, in particular, is increasing rapidly.

According to the WHO, a significant change in the population will place a greater emphasis on value-based care and home care technologies in the years to come, which predicts that there will be 2 billion people over 60 by then.

An aged population was particularly exposed to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic since last three year, making standard healthcare services less accessible because of the increased risk. Patients with chronic illnesses or those who are elderly are increasingly wary of visiting hospitals since the risk of catching a virus in these settings is perceived to be higher than it is at home. Home care technology is poised to change the healthcare business after the coronavirus pandemic and other recent advancements.

Since alternatives such as assisted living, nursing homes, and in-home patient care are often too expensive for many people's families, it's easy to see why home care technology is gaining popularity.

Traditional healthcare can be efficiently replaced in many circumstances by home care technologies. In recent years, telemedicine has become increasingly popular since people of different ages and backgrounds cannot access healthcare providers in person. Telemedicine technologies allow patients and doctors to communicate over great distances, frequently via virtual mediums, to alleviate these and other well-known problems, such as long wait times and high healthcare expenses. Patients can save time and money by conducting appointments via the phone, video call, or app, which reduces the frequency of trips to a clinic.

Furthermore, people know that health-related issues don't always follow a predetermined schedule. Wearables and smart home care devices can monitor patients around the clock, allowing them to get the help they need when they need it. Fall and motion detection, medication management systems, smartwatches for diabetes tracking, temperature sensors for socks, air quality sensors for vests, and heart rate monitors for emergency responders are just a few of the advancements that have been made in recent years.

A steady stream of AI-enabled robotic technology is being developed to assist healthcare providers with their day-to-day responsibilities and learn from their patients' responses. Automated systems in the healthcare industry can support people by answering their medical inquiries and administering medication, and connecting them to the right professionals when they need it.

AI-powered healthcare technology is up-and-coming in early detection; intelligent platforms can assist in decision-making and help recognize acute diseases in patients that may otherwise go undiscovered.

Medical robots used to be viewed with suspicion by the general public, but that has shifted favorably in the last few years. Because these devices can reduce the number of times patients have to visit the ER or their primary care physician, they are seen as an essential selling factor by patients.

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