The advancement in technology in the area of healthcare has been said to have benefits that are extraordinary for medical practitioners and patients. There is nothing to fear with additional technology and inventions for medicinal purposes since we are moving forward to a technology-based era where we might soon deal with more electronics than people. Healthcare technology is no threat to medical practitioners. However, there should be great wisdom in using these tools.
We benefit from technology through having satisfaction, cost-saving in medical care and hospital expense and other things that have been there for years but have remained unresolved.
This year we will see more advancements in healthcare technology and innovations on current and existing tools and devices. There will be changes in how things are done in hospitals as they adapt to newer technology that can lessen the stress of medical professionals on toxic duty hours. It is also ensured that the quality of healthcare will not be diminished. Medical ethics and morals will remain as we step into a new revolution in medical care.
There will be some trends on medical procedures that are said to dominate in 2019. This new technology is to innovate the way we do the usual things in the process and will enhance the quality of medical care.
As seen and started in most hospitals, the health records are being done handwritten on papers and are being stocked on vast piles of folders. These contain essential medical and personal information of the patients. Years have gone by, and the problem on this type of data recording has been a cycle that has never been solved. Thanks to developers of new technology, there will finally be an alternative to handwritten records (sometimes are too hard to figure out). The Electronic Health Records or HER will be replacing paper records and will make life easier for everyone.
Another part of the technology that will soon take over some tasks is the use of Artificial Intelligence for appointment scheduling, health status monitoring, and the notification of medical assistance. Accordingly, Artificial Intelligence or AI is already widely used in radiology and dermatology.
While AI is already slowly being introduced in healthcare, the IoMT or Internet of Medical Things is also being adopted by medical practitioners. IoMT is a set of medical devices and application software that helps determine and monitor issues on patients before becoming critical.
Moreover, the future in medical technology will also be using existing devices and gadgets that people have right now. There will soon be mobile healthcare applications that are capable of facilitating the medical conditions of patients. For example, the Mobile Ultrasound app that is already in use by some doctors.
These trends in healthcare technology are just some of the few things that are to be introduced to the public. The benefits and reviews have also been positive more than negative.