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Are you adopting yourself in the digital era? Are you aware of the forthcoming technology? With the ever-increasing digitalization in today’s world, technology plays a vital role in every industry and personal lives. One industry that has a huge impact from digital is healthcare sector.
Digital Technology and innovation in medical industries that has allowed doctors and physician to better diagnose and treat their patients.
The NHS (National Health Services) provides the top class health facility to millions of patient every year. Due to funding issues and the challenges of providing care in growing population, the services is under trouble. But at the same time, with the mobile internet at our hands, we have become used to fast and on-demand services. Whether it’s surfing the net, shopping online, and using mobile –banking, communicating through social media, our smartphones plays an important role in every aspect of our life. In UK, around 60-70% is using the smartphones to grab the information of healthcare.
Unfortunately, to date, healthcare service is lagging compared to other services in digital rage. But still, the possibility for mobile technology to manage, record, track and treat the patient is being increasingly identified.
The ongoing transformation of digital technology, from surgical robots to smart hospital, there are signs that healthcare sector is warming up to the idea.There are some of biggest healthcare trends resounding through industry now.
There are some of biggest healthcare trends resounding through industry now.
Telemedicine is the future of healthcare. It offers patient and specialists clinical health care services from a distance. It serves in remote areas where patients can get the highest quality of care, they have an internet connection and smartphones. It saves time and money. Patients have no longer to take an appointment and waiting for the turn to come. Instead, it allows the communication between the patients and doctors with both conveniences to get the prescription update and what check-up they need.
ClinTouch is the mobile early warning tool that aims to reduce or prevent relapse which allows users to record or monitor their own symptoms. ClinTouch empowers patients and improves the relationship between the users and the physician. If ClinTouch can reduce 5% of relapse, then it will save the average NHS Trust £250,000 to £500,000 per year.
The use of wearables can also bring it to the next level, linking between patients and clinical. Brands like Goqii, FitBit, and Jawbone how triggered the wearable industry. But it moved beyond fitness to health tracking. There are many wearable devices that can detect heart rate, blood test, ECG test, oxygen level, heart rhythm, activity, temperature and sleep.
A device that helps to detect or monitor the medical problems without stepping into doctor’s door. As telemedicine drives to grow in future, the need and use of wearables will rise.
As the more peers hitting to social media platforms, healthcare also moving towards social media, creating pages, posting relevant content. Social media is much more effective to communicate and sharing information. It helps patients to get reports, updates and photos related to medical problems.
Adopting innovative technologies can have significant perks for patients and take the healthcare industry by storm.
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