Healthcare is rather conservative sphere, but certain digital technologies are widely implemented here as well moving the science upwards. One should admit, that today digitalization affects healthcare in many ways: from making an appointment with your doctor right from your smart watch to carrying out complex surgery distantly with VR glasses. So let’s have a look at the upcoming trends in the digitalized healthcare.
2019 Digital Trend Analysis
According to Frost & Sullivan survey, medical science is about to experience the biggest impact from these digital technologies the next few years:
- Big Data Analytics
- Artificial Intelligence
- Mobile Health
The other positions are taken by wearables, robotics, 3D printing, AR and VR and others. Let’s have a look at the breaking trends and how we are interacting or suppose to interact with them.
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The absolute digital leader in healthcare, which concerns every single person, is so called Telemedicine or mHealth, where big data analysis is used together with Ai and ML. Following the idea that all patient’s history should be traceable in one big catalogue. As a result, many medical institutions will be able to give to their clients not only distant consultation, but also remote medical prescriptions. This will lead to 100% improved customer experience, and all queues will be left in bygone epoch.
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You might be surprised, but blockchain technology can go far beyond just being a payment method. Working with big data, safely transferring it in encrypted way – these features soon will be used in many hospitals. However, here we have to face with the problem of data storage and management, meaning as a result – security and safety, too. Therefore, this whole field have to be dramatically improved.
Wearables are the new future!
As wearables turned out to be the boom of the last year, the trend to use them for medical purposes is growing. For example, Apple Watch already offers you a wide range of useful features to measure your pulse or to track activity sharing all data through all related devices, creating Internet of Things. People say, that all the gathered data will be useful for preventative medicine, which will be able to predict epidemics, certain illnesses and even give advice regarding health status. Still working with big personal data, we might face with the same problem of personal data collection, which should be dealt with.
As one can see, digitalized future touches everything, bringing progress even to the most stable spheres. However, it is just the beginning, new technologies are rapidly developing and who knows, what we might face tomorrow. Maybe we will live forever or scientists will create another digital philosopher’s stone?
Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que será, será
What will be, will be
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