Every year, billions of dollars are invested in healthcare innovation. Most innovations do not work or do not meet expectations. However, from time to time, something new emerges and transforms the face of the industry. From direct patient care to commercial and administrative aspects, here are some of the trends that impact:
1. Computer Security of Healthcare
Healthcare companies are often the target of sophisticated and well-coordinated cyber attacks. Due to the private nature of the data and the depth of information stored by healthcare providers, hackers spend more time planning and executing these attacks. This creates a pressing need to improve IT security and many healthcare companies are responding by investing in advanced security technologies.
2. Advanced Training Tools
Today, advanced healthcare training supplies have been put on the market to prepare students, residents and other inexperienced health professionals to create safe and effective environments. These include ECG simulators, live AED units and bleeding control training kits.
According to one study, one in five American adults suffers from mental illness, which means that telehealth services will become even more beneficial in the years to come. Whether you’re using a mobile app in crisis to calm down or you can chat with a practitioner in the comfort of a patient’s home, progress in this area will prove extremely useful.
4. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence alone has the capacity to completely transform the health industry for the better over the next three to five years. Tasks such as scheduling, time sheets, paperwork, electronic medical records, accounting and even patient diagnosis can be improved with AI.
5. Portable Devices
The beauty of medical portable devices is that they can provide health care teams with valuable information 24 hours a day, even when a patient is at home or out of the practitioner’s direct care. This helps to better understand the health conditions and makes the care more profitable for all concerned. Some of the most intriguing applications include cardiac monitoring, infant monitoring, fitness monitoring, and even pain management.
Bonus: 3d Scanning Technologies
There are many types of 3D scanners and 3D scanning technologies. Some are ideal for short range scanning while others are better suited for mid or long-range scanning.
The future of healthcare is here
People are still asking about the future of the healthcare industry, but you do not have to guess too much these days. We are at an interesting point in the evolution of the industry where transformational innovations are emerging at record speeds. Pay attention and you will be able to identify them and understand exactly where the industry is headed.
Frank Landman. Readwrite. 2018. « 5 health technology trend to keep an eye on ».