There have been a number of significant breakthroughs in medical science in the recent past – from ground-breaking surgeries to the latest biomedical technology. Artificial intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and the real-world patient experience are some of the prime trends.
Patient Data Management
Almost half of the healthcare vendors are expected to devote resources by 2019 to assist and manage healthcare data from retrieving, distributing, and analyzing patient information for use across the value chain. The real time evolving global patient data is providing the industry with the ability to better evaluate their prevailing and emerging medications and treatments. This evidence of analyzed data is expected to support target patients, with the choice to be benefited from the right medications or can reject those treatments which are proved to be detrimental.
Patient Data Analysis
The increase in the number of reflexive biometric and digital tracking technologies, enhanced data analysis tools and associated inventions renovate generated patient data/information into a worthwhile resource. More than a quarter of patient/medical data is expected to be handled, shared, and collected by the patients themselves for the healthcare systems by 2025. Hence, this step is expected to empower a custom-made relationship with the healthcare professionals and patients for sustainable treatment in the future.
Smartphone Applications Amongst Patients
Digital mobile rendezvous amongst patients, healthcare professionals, and medical vendors is expected to increase by 50% in the next 2 years, thus refining quality of patient treatments and medical adherence. User-friendly healthcare apps are expected to make sure that both patients and healthcare professionals will be at ease while communicating via their smartphones for treatments and retrieving medical records. This will foreseeably connect the communication gaps and empower information alleyways.
The propagation of IoT empowered asset tracing and inventory management are expected to grow at a nearly double the present proportion by 2020. This increase in adoption will not only upsurge hospital operational competence, patient safety, and staff gratification, but also will provide back-up while decision making. The healthcare IoT enabled podiums access and assimilate medical data to acquire understandings on solution processes such as operations, assets, tracking, and HR management.
Technology improvements in robotics enables disposition of robots to execute time consuming tasks, decrease labour size, avert faults to improve patient security, and endure business processes. Healthcare robotics are currently being applied in supply chain management, remote patient monitoring and surgeries, clinical applications and other medical conditions.
Role Of Blockchain In Healthcare
Blockchain is expected to gather great potential in the Healthcare industry with stakeholders such as doctors, healthcare executives, consumers, and manufacturers seeking solutions. Blockchain use-cases vary into different roles such as anti-counterfeiting, health-data souks etc. for operations administration and patient documentation. Healthcare stakeholders are counting on blockchain’s role in health-focused AI applications, biotechnology, as well as customized medications and treatments in the future.
Empathetic Interfaces In Heathcare
Developments in associated healthcare technologies such as AI, healthcare robotics, healthcare IoT etc. hasten the advancements of technologies which are more receptive, empathetic, and adaptive. This progress is expected to help eldercare, neuroscience and other treatments majorly.
In 2018, empathetic interfaces made noteworthy progress forward, as chatbots, robotics and AI have led to the construction of accurately reactive interfaces, which the consumers are commencing to depend on gradually, especially in the developed countries. Empathetic interfaces is expected to inflate across in even broader areas such as mental illness, infant to adult treatments, restoration of patients, and orphan drugs etc.
– Victor Mukherjee,