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Disruptions In Healthcare: The Role Of New Technologies

Disruption means challenging the status quo, collapsing old trends, or bringing new revolutions. Emerging innovations are usually a leading cause of disruption in almost every sector. It brings a radical shift in the usual way of doing things which has a ripple effect, ultimately changing the very face of the field in question.

So, how can one of the most expensive and critical industries be left behind, i.e., healthcare?

There is little doubt that technology is the biggest innovative disruptor in healthcare. Almost every aspect of healthcare is now dependent on some kind of new-age, precision technology, which, as experts revealed at public health conferences, has led to a MedTech start-up boom.

In such a scenario, what does the future hold for us? Let’s review some of the technological innovations which will continue to disrupt healthcare now, and in the years to come.

Artificial Intelligence And Robotics

We have already witnessed AI collate and analyze lengthy hospital data for patients and staff members. It has helped healthcare institutions cut costs and improve staff efficiency. During emergency cases in hospitals, AI can manage all the legal formalities and bills within seconds, resulting in quick attention to patients. Moreover, AI-enabled chatbots will play the role of a doctor in answering simple questions which will save time for doctors as well as patients.

We may be heading towards a future where patients don’t have to go for major surgeries that require long hospital stays as innovations in the field of robotics have made minimally-invasive surgeries a reality. Robotics and laser surgeries can result in pain-free treatment for patients. Also, it is more time and cost-effective.

Smart Watches, Wearables, And Mobile Applications

Simple wearable technologies efficiently calculate simple biometric data like pulse rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen, or heart rate. It can allow us to keep a track of our blood glucose minute to minute. In the future, we will see these technologies becoming more advanced.

In today’s digital world, mobile apps already act as virtual wellness assistants or personal trainers. Because of this disruption, people have been able to take charge of their own health.

Blockchain

This innovation has enhanced many aspects of healthcare, including the assessment of patient records, supply and distribution of drugs, as well as research. Tech start-ups are now entering the healthcare sector with blockchain applications that have changed how providers use medical data.

Telemedicine

Undoubtedly, after the pandemic, virtual meetings between patients and doctors have been rising. Many big giants are trying their hands in this sector as this industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Interestingly, this disruption has been a boon for the healthcare industry as it helps save a lot of time and effort on the part of doctors and reduces unnecessary rush in hospitals.

Conclusion

Responsible leaders and industrialists are now coming forward to create awareness regarding changing trends in healthcare and how to ride this wave of disruption. Explore more of this crucial as well as trending topics at the Health 2.0 Conference where experts come together to discuss these waves of change.