The rise in the adoption of medical technology has been very prominent in the recent years. The main reason for the growth of medical technology is the various steps that the tech industry is taking for the betterment of healthcare services. Patients are finally getting better services and solutions, which are seamless, fast and convenient.
People are adopting the innovations of various medical devices across the globe. The adoption of the devices do not include just the wearables, however, it also includes the different healthcare devices and other home automation devices, which focus on the health factor. There are various technologies that are in built in various wearables and smartphones, which are health centric.
People from different walks of life are now accepting and using these services as and when they want. These sensors help people to know important information about their vital stats. This includes their sleeping patterns, stress levels, heart rate and even the oxygen level in their blood. Patients can monitor their vital stats as and when they want without having to depend on anyone. The rise of the medical technology is prominent due to the three main reasons, they are:
- Acute care
In the case of hospital care, the reasons behind the adoption and development of various healthcare solutions are their performance and cost-efficient methods and practices. Accountability and transparency are the two factors that can help in the introduction of value based healthcare services. Instead of curing their patients, this motivates doctors to ensure that their patients are healthy.
Every year the adoption of different medical technology solutions are making it easy for healthcare providers to give their full attention to their patients. With services like HER or Electronic Health Records, healthcare providers can gain the relevant information like the treatment and medical history of the patient.
The medical industry will also benefit from new technologies like 3D Printing and other such innovations that contribute towards the betterment of products and services of healthcare. Even homecare will improve with the help of these technologies and innovative ideas.
Robotic surgery is another concept that is rising in telemedicine, the whole concept and focus is to perform minimal or keyhole surgeries using the help of carious telemedicine solutions. This will be beneficial especially for those patients who live in remote areas and do not have access to better healthcare services. Through these services, they can get the benefit of effective healthcare services without having to travel long distance.
- Ambulatory care
The medical devices will focus more on real time monitoring and early diagnostics, as this will help in increasing important aspects like the comfort of the patients, affordability and portability. With the adoption of telemedicine services, doctors can easily provide services like patient monitoring from a remote location.
This is possible with the use of various solutions, which are IOT enabled. This includes using the help of devices like wearables and smartphones. This will also help in the reduction of the waiting time that patients face while they are in the hospital or clinic. The ability for doctors and patients to connect with each other is possible with the adoption of various trends in medical technology, which takes integration to a different level.
This helps to ensure that the patients are independent and helps in the prevention of re-hospitalization. Due to this, the industry is putting in the relevant efforts, which will help in ensuring that patients get access to affordable healthcare services.
- Care at home
Gradually we can see a move from the traditional methods with the adoption of new technologies. Experts have noticed that patients themselves are taking various steps for the well-being of their health. While on one side, virtual and remote healthcare services are becoming popular and important.
On the other hand, even consumer goods like smartphones are now available with various healthcare services like different kinds of apps and trackers. Along with this, you also have other products like wearables and various IOT enabled devices, which are also doing their own part for the betterment of the health of the user.
With so much in store, 2017 is surely the new face of healthcare services through telemedicine, not only in hospitals or healthcare facilities, but even in the comfortable houses of the patients.