Healthcare is a term that gets thrown around a lot. It is something that is constantly changing, from the development of 3d printing for basic building modifications to the vaccine fridge for essential medical storage.
With a new year coming, looking at developing technologies that will change the industry is a must. So, here are four technologies that have the potential to transform healthcare:
1. Telehealth, AKA Telemedicine
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Telehealth, or telemedicine, is a fantastic way to deliver healthcare—and in 2023, we may see this technology become more prevalent in the medical community. According to recent trends, telehealth includes any type of digital communication between patients and providers that enables diagnosis, treatment, and education across long distances.
It can be used for remote monitoring of chronic conditions as well as consultation with specialists via video conference calls or video-conferencing devices like Smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
Telehealth could also allow people living in rural areas with limited access to healthcare facilities to receive access remotely when they need it most—like after a car accident or during an emergency where immediate care and aren’t near any nearby hospitals.
2. Rapid, point-of-use testing
Point-of-use testing is a way to test for a disease or condition at the point of care. This will allow doctors and patients to make informed decisions about their health much more quickly than with traditional lab tests. Point-of-use technology can be used in remote locations, which means that testing can happen where it’s needed most.
Point-of-use testing is currently being developed as an app for smartphones, tablets, and computers. The device itself looks like a cross between an iPhone and an old-fashioned blood pressure cuff (it’s more like a box) but has been designed so that anyone who knows how to operate these devices can do so without training or instruction from experts—which means no more waiting for results!
3. Cloud Computing for Outsourced Billing
Cloud computing is a mode of outsourcing IT services where the cloud provider provides access to applications, storage, and data from any device. Cloud computing is also a way of outsourcing billing services.
If you can think of any service or application that you would like to use or implement in your healthcare organization, chances are that it already exists as an app in the cloud. You could simply buy the software and deploy it on your own servers. But wouldn’t it be easier if someone else did all this work for you?
4. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
AI is being used to assist doctors in diagnosing patients. It can help with drug discovery and drug design. AI can also be used to monitor patients in their homes, providing constant checkups without requiring them to visit the hospital.
For example, AI-powered surveillance cameras can monitor your blood pressure or heart rate while you sleep. If there are any issues detected, they will send an alert directly to your doctor without disturbing you first thing in the morning. This will help prevent serious health conditions from developing before they become life-threatening problems or require emergency care when they’re at their worst.
The future of healthcare is constantly changing, and we welcome these changes that can help improve the lives of those who need them most. It’s nice to know that the road ahead looks bright and exciting as these technologies continue to evolve and improve over time.