Although healthcare has historically been slow to adopt technology, the industry is poised to see significant change over the next few years. The digital health market is expected to reach €206 billion by 2020. Leading companies are already redefining themselves with digital transformation, applied to their core functional areas with a customer-centric approach.
For us, it is essential to stay abreast of the latest technological trends specific to the industry. Today, we’re going to share insights gained at Med-Tech Innovation Expo, highlighting 8 major healthcare tech trends to watch over the next few years.
MobiDev at Med-Tech Innovation Expo
All of the trends we saw earlier at HIMSS remain in place. While businesses tend to rely on proven systems, they are constantly looking for new ways to increase performance and productivity through technology. They share the same security concerns and are researching new ways to deliver services. Let us now move on to other observations.
Data exchange platforms are transforming what we think of as telemedicine. While today’s industry-dominating video platforms serve immense purposes, telehealth services can do so much more. For example, hospitals have been able to reduce readmission rates by providing real-time monitoring of patients outside the office. With the advent of wearable devices, it’s only fitting that telemonitoring systems are now included in patients’ post-discharge plans.
Various mobile devices and apps now play a crucial role in chronic disease monitoring and prevention for many patients and their doctors. By combining the development of IoT with telemedicine and telehealth technologies, a new Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has emerged. This approach includes the use of a number of wearables, including ECG and EKG monitors.
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By 2017, nearly 60% of healthcare operations had adopted IoT or IoT systems, according to Frost & Sullivan. This trend has resulted in improvements in everything from patient experience to cost-effectiveness. With the arrival of new methods of administration, like the first smart pill approved in 2017 by the FDA, practitioners will have many great options for delivering more effective care.
Ensuring consistent and effective communication with many medical IoT devices is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Manufacturers still routinely use their own proprietary protocols to talk to devices, which can cause problems, especially when servers collect large amounts of data.
Digital technology in the health sector
Computing is becoming an attractive choice for digital technology in the healthcare sector. Both patients and healthcare providers tend to get better access to records through cloud-based solutions, and they make the consultation process more convenient. These telemedicine applications, however, require more synchronous and asynchronous messaging systems. The desire to integrate video for live consultations also creates pressure to deploy fast, secure, and stable WAN connections.
LAPHOI compliance becomes a major issue in this environment. Companies often refrain from fully adopting cloud computing due to regulatory requirements for electronically protected health information (ePHI). Methods for securing messages, audio, video, and email must all be in place to ensure full HIPAA compliance. The next level is compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, which relates to the personal data of all EU residents – which naturally includes ePHI.
In a cloud computing environment, every step of the process must be carefully monitored. When discussing cloud hosting providers, companies should be clear about their requirements. Many vendors have sprung up that now specifically cater to the requirements of organizations with HIPAA compliance needs.
Tech Trends in Health Public cloud systems all provide access to a wide range of generic sources of health information, and enable storage and retrieval of organizational data. Both on-premises and hosted solutions are available in the domain of private cloud hosting. Using an on-premises approach allows an organization’s IT department to have greater control.
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Enhanced and simulated environments allow for more diverse interactions that would otherwise be possible during physiotherapy. Data can be collected using monitoring to help therapists design tailored care plans.
He has used VR headsets to work with people who have concerns ranging from dementia to cognitive impairment. They have access to activities and experiences that otherwise would not be available in their current environment. This can allow patients to unlock their memories and improve their emotional well-being.
Augmented reality systems in healthcare offer one of the most intuitive options. Students can use overlays to access information in an interface where they can quickly explore it. Doctors can compare the data to what they see in the real world to make diagnoses and plan procedures. Healthcare is able to become one of the essential influences on the.
This is one of the emerging trends in health technology. AI applications can improve the speed and accuracy of the diagnostic process. Scans can also identify developments and enable practitioners to begin examining possible approaches for early treatment.
The potential of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector
The potential for artificial intelligence and other technologies to create synergies that drive digital transformation in healthcare is immense. Mobile devices and IoMT systems will increase the size of datasets available for AI software to analyze.
Healthcare It is important to note that machine learning systems, even those using deep learning methods, will not outperform their original training sets. Applying these algorithms in a clinical setting depends on having the right training packages in place to ensure RNs are as knowledgeable as possible.
Handling routine queries using AI-powered messaging and voice systems can help companies realize cost savings. In healthcare, the ability to address easily diagnosed problems allows professionals to focus on issues that may require the full attention of a physician.
Using smart bots in a digital assistant role allows practitioners to better track contacts, deliver appointments more easily, and make changes more easily. Patients also have an easier time getting prescription reorders, and the billing process tends to be easier.
Chatbots can also be beneficial for practices dealing with older patients. One can create a character that will act as an assistant to provide friendly reminders. By connecting to other technologies, such as analytics and AI, the assistant can even warn of potential drug interactions.