New innovations are steadily on the rise, bringing about changes to the very technology that dictates the way we live our lives on a daily basis. For the healthcare industry, this means adapting regularly, so providers can ensure they’re giving quality care that’s also keeping up with the changing times.
When clinics and providers don’t adapt, they’re more likely to become susceptible to security and privacy challenges, and get left behind in the end. So, which technology trends are currently on the rise for the healthcare industry?
3D Printing Advancements
Not a new technology by any means, but 3D printing technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past year alone. A new wave of innovation and accessibility to these machines within the healthcare system has allowed for the creation of difficult to obtain items like personalized prosthetic limbs, and precision drug dispension and surgical tools.
Patient Engagement Technology
More often now than ever before providers are utilizing devices, wearables and apps to help them engage with and track their patients progress over time. Whether this is for diet, weight loss, specific illnesses, medications or various other reasons, providers can create more specific, trackable goals and help their patients track their progress. This also gives patients a reason to monitor their health more closely, and in turn take better care of themselves.
Recent technology advances have made it easier for patients to connect with healthcare providers via mobile devices and video chats. This streamlines the process for providers, so they can meet with patients from multiple cities easily in one day. It’s also a more cost-effective, efficient way for patients to receive care without disrupting their busy schedules. Additionally, this type of access may spur more frequent doctor visits and create a healthier culture overall.
The Platform Revolution
This revolution can be thought of as the increasing abilities that mobile and cloud technologies are providing for healthcare organizations. These technologies allow hospitals to capture data from multiple sources and pull them together to give patients a real-time overview of their health as a whole. Additionally, organizations are able to streamline internal processes, eliminate the use of paper with systems like RightFax and increase the privacy and security of their documents.
Unlocking Business Potential
When utilized properly, these technological advances open doors to healthcare providers, allowing them to provide better, lower-cost solutions to patients as well as remain relevant (and even grow) within this industry.
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