This world is going through its biggest transformative phase- Covid 19 and pandemic. One virus has shut down companies, lost people’s lives, and given unemployment at a huge scale.
A study given by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that there are 76,0233,488 confirmed cases and 1694128 confirmed deaths dated 22nd December 2020 worldwide.
Until the vaccine arrives in the market and to ensure health safety, there are a few of the health trend practices throughout the globe that you must be aware of:
#1: AI system embedded in the healthcare industry
Robotics and automation have led to provide the doctor’s virtual care and treatment. Who wishes to visit the clinic when all the services are at your tip of the fingers. Virtual care treatment has also been started in remote areas during the pandemic situation. This is expected to reach a billion by the end of 2020 and will be continued in 2021 with an add on for mental health checkup- A study given by Forbes.
#2: IoMT helping the smart cities with future outbreaks
Combining mobile commerce and IoT technology, the healthcare industries have come up with IoMT (Internet of Medical Things). This technology is backed by ECG and EKG monitors where some measurements like temperature, sugar level, blood pressure can be found out.
It is expected that by 2025, IOT will hit $6.2 trillion shares in the market, and almost 30% arriving from the healthcare industry.
#3: Telemedicine and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Telehealth benefits help us to avoid in-patient contact between other patients, healthcare workers, staff, etc. It is an AI-based system that enables effective video and audio chats for file transfers, screen sharing. These telehealthcare apps are embedded with Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) to digitally communicate with the patients. It has certain features like security, location, appointment, video/audio services, reviews, patient’s history.
#4: Healthcare services with AR/VR/MR
These are specifically designed for stroke patients. The simulation helps the therapists to understand the symptoms and plan their treatment. Such technology wasn’t available with physical health care services, and the chances of occurrence happened to be more. In this case, the doctors have relevant information that is useful for the diagnosis and helps them simplify their procedures by finding out the treatment in advance.
#5: Blockchain in healthcare industries
Blockchain is the technology evolving its application in the healthcare industries. When a specialist comes for the consultation process, the patient’s data is quickly provided electronically. Such data is accessible to every person working in the industry. Security, transparency, and integrity are the milestones of effective blockchain technology. This saves time and helps to track the data on an urgent basis.
#6: Data and Privacy Protection
Data protection and privacy are essential elements to be considered, especially during COVID 19 situation. Although cloud computing technologies exist, there have to be more effective data and privacy protection technologies. Considering this, Technologies supporting Protected Health Information (ePHI) have come into existence. This helps to secure sensitive data and leads to ensure the smooth functioning of the healthcare industries.
Pertaining to the future, we are unaware of how things would turn around! But being prepared for the worse can save us from disaster.
These trends are likely to dominate the healthcare industry, even in 2021. I hope that was meaningful.
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