Healthcare has come a long way. It’s one of the most important fields that have a constant innovation churn which affects both sides of the equation- the patient and the doctor. Smart health, preventive care and telemedicine are taking center stage along with innovation in gene therapy and prenatal care that are positively affecting patient outcome every day. Digital health is contributing significantly to this growth and this market is expected to expand at 13.4% CAGR by 2025.
Remote support is one of the key advancements that are driving continuous patient support. The industry has realized that a doctor-patient relationship does not end with a single visit. Telemedicine via new age apps that allow 24/7 access to trained medical professionals is changing the game for the better. Patients can now log on to services which provide chat consultations and prescription advice for ailments. Not only are these services extremely easy to use, but provide much needed support in emergency situations. Complimenting telemedicine is the rise of online pharmacies which deliver medicines right to a patient’s doorstep with just a swipe. Finding quality doctors has never been easier with services which maintain a trusted database of physicians and trained professionals with diverse expertise.
Another area that has been greatly affected by new technology is the Hospital Management System. Traditional systems have long been affected with the constant disconnection between the aspects patient information and financials. Modern HIMS are integrating all these aspects to give the patient, doctor and hospital a holistic look supported with data insights. The patient ID card is a significant innovation that is powering the HIMS revolution, as it allows hospitals to provide customized support – from diagnosis to treatment to insurance.
And finally, virtual reality is a making a big play in medical training. With its ability to adapt complex scenarios, it is being used to train doctors in the field, remote train professionals in different specialties and even train students to prepare them for diverse medical scenarios and emergencies.