Technology Trends in Health

On-Demand Healthcare:
Another topmost healthcare technology trend is On-demand healthcare.

Connecting patients with available healthcare providers with the help of websites, mobile apps, 3rd party connectors, and even home visits in real-time is often referred to as on-demand healthcare.

Think of it as booking an Uber or ordering a pizza. The experience that on-demand healthcare offers is expected to be that easy.

On-demand healthcare services create job opportunities for physicians who are on the lookout for supplemental sources of income. They can work on a schedule they want. On-demand platforms cost pretty less while availing care than when you do an in-person visit to the hospital.

US-based Teladoc and Talkspace and India-based Practo are examples of on-demand healthcare service providers who are doing some remarkable work in this field. Real-time connected healthcare will become an everyday thing soon because of these on-demand services.

 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning:
The technologies healthcare segment is utilizing since a few years are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

Complex surgeries that involve performing delicateness with fine detail and in congested spaces is something that AI and ML is helping with the help of robotic surgery.

Pathologists can make faster and more accurate diagnosis that can also identify patients who will benefit from new types of treatments.

At present, Pfizer is using IBM’s Watson AI and uses machine learning for immuno-oncology research to see how the body’s immune system can fight cancer.

 

mHealth:
By 2030, it is believed that mHealth will become a standard treatment protocol for the majority of diseases and conditions. It will make healthcare more personalized and will result in reduced costs, better quality of care, and better patient engagement.

Also, read: A Guide on Patient Enagagement Software

The difference between telehealth and mhealth is that the latter refers to the concept of mobile self-care while telemedicine refers to all instances of accessing with the help of modern technology.

The mHealth market share in the North American region was valued at $11,364 million in 2019 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 39.5% during the period from 2020 to 2026.

ClassPass, the app that lets you book unlimited fitness and wellness sessions across multiple gyms and studios is an example of an mHealth company that is doing great for itself. Since its founding in 2013, they’ve raised over half a billion dollars. Oura Ring, a smart activity and sleep tracking startup and Hinge Health, an end-to-end digital clinic are a few other examples of mHealth companies.

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