The COVID-19 pandemic is not only causing chaos in healthcare delivery, but it’s also shifting the focus of research across medicine and social care.
The past decade’s wave of innovation has arrived with new innovations like homecare models or robots to improve patient care even further as we work together for a better tomorrow where everybody can live their best lives possible.
In 2020, every company will have to focus on healthcare and safeguarding their employees as data becomes essential. AI is one of the emerging trends for 2021 that we can expect with certainty in coming years- this includes both its use by businesses but also how it’s integrated into our lives through virtual realities such as those created by Oculus Rift or Microsoft Hololens.
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1. Augmented and Virtual Reality
Virtual and augmented reality has been used in numerous ways. For example, it’s being explored as a way to better understand human anatomy by allowing users to see what they would look like with certain injuries or medical conditions without having any physical pain associated with them.
Augmented and virtual reality is becoming more immersive every day, with the integration into health care including distractions for pain management; supplemental clinical experiences that can be viewed by nursing students in hospitals or clinics abroad who are learning on-the-job (offline); viewing images through a different lens.
This technology has also gained traction among senior citizens during quarantines–avatar-led chat rooms where they have an opportunity to meet new friends while playing games of chance against their computer-generated counterparts as well as exploring what it might feel like if you were traveling.
Healthcare workers and patients are using telehealth resources to reduce the risk of spreading contagious diseases because it is more efficient than visiting someone in person. In addition, healthcare technology has been proven as an effective way for those who cannot afford care or have long-term conditions which prevent them from seeing a doctor regularly.
Wearable devices have enabled healthcare workers to track the health of their patients and get real-time information while remaining at home.
The pandemic was a major boost for telehealth’s development, but one that only works when it gets adopted by patients who are comfortable with these solutions. This tells us we can expect strong futures ahead if more people switch over from face-to-face visits or hospital stays.
Telemedicine apps are the most powerful telehealth services. These handy little tools have useful features like text and video chat, file transfer, or screen sharing for providers who need it in order to provide better care overall.
They integrate seamlessly with Electronic Health Records (EHR), giving you complete access to your patient information from anywhere at any time without having multiple devices on hand all of which can cause confusion when trying to track progress throughout treatment sessions.
3. AI and IoMT
Artificial Intelligence (AI) with decision-making and information processing similar to humans improves precision, efficiency, speed of diagnosis in telehealth.
Through AI-driven analytics early treatment can be achieved helping healthcare providers find the right approach for patients’ drug development improved through machine learning algorithms bringing new pharmaceuticals quicker.
Mental health is becoming more and more important as the world around us changes. There are many ways machine learning can help with mental well-being, one application being chatbots that will diagnose patients for you straight away.
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is a relatively new technology that has the potential to revolutionize how we live our everyday lives.
It involves combining telemedicine, or remotely diagnosing patients using video conferencing services over long distances for example; with IoT smart devices like EKG monitors and ECG strips which connect themselves wirelessly into this ever-expanding network all intent on providing remote patient monitoring capabilities at little cost without having any professional experience necessary.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only causing chaos in healthcare delivery, but it’s also shifting the focus of research across medicine and social care. With new innovations like homecare models or robots to improve patient care even further as we work together for a better tomorrow where everybody can live their best lives possible.