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Reshaping The Healthcare Industry with Revolutionizing Trends
The healthcare industry serves everyone, yet it has had a problem with less-than-positive customer experience ever since the inception. The wheel was set in motion to change the way this industry works. With the help of new technology and modern trends, healthcare professionals aspire to create a patient-centered and a customer oriented healthcare treatment. The migration of the healthcare industry towards more personalized patient care is already in motion across all the major healthcare companies and clinics. Let’s take a look at some of the major trends happening across the globe, in order to enhance the patient satisfaction and treatment procedures.
- Augmented Reality Integration with Healthcare Treatments
The trend of using Augmented Reality is slowly strengthening its presence in all industries. Its use in healthcare is quite necessary and impactful at this point. The best and the most needed use of Augmented Reality in healthcare is training. In the olden days, the experts used to train only a handful of new medical professionals at one time. With the integration of Augmented Reality, more than a few healthcare providers will be trained at the same time, thus eliminating the shortage of well-trained and professional doctors in the field.
Apart from the purposes of training, it can also be used successfully in several other aspects of healthcare. Imagine a world, where the doctor is able to see diagnoses, charts, and procedures right in front of him, as he/she treats the patient. This will not only save time significantly, but also allow doctors to learn new skills and expand their knowledge base. Instead of doctors spending time reading up about the latest developments in the field, the information can just simply appear on the screen as they move forward with the treatment.
- Personalized Experience for Patients
Ever since the inception of the healthcare industry, the patients have been subjected to several tests to understand the true nature of their ailments and discomforts. With the passage of time, the patients have evolved. Nowadays, no one has time to get sick, and no one has enough time to undergo several unwanted tests and procedures. Well, since the relevant data is growing and being compiled into useful medical databases, healthcare is becoming skilled in the art of personalizing the entire experience for every individual customer.
From the initial tests to the final diagnosis, the overall experience for every patient will be tailored accordingly to the gravity and the nature of the situation. Doctors will be able to access the patients’ information, medical history, previous diagnosis and the stage of the disease. This will allow them to prepare a customized treatment plan for every patient separately. Furthermore, this will eliminate the need for doctors to go through the maze of questioning and testing, as the previous data and tests will be available right on the screen as the treatment begins.
- Implementation of Smart Technology in Hospitals
The modern advancements in the field of Artificial Technology have allowed hospitals and healthcare institutions to install and implement the smart technology to provide better care and comfort to their patients. Automation and connectivity have enabled the hospitals to create an environment of constant monitoring and care for the patients. Self-adjusting beds can correct the pressure and support for every patient automatically, depending upon the recommendation of the doctor. Apart from this, smart robots can monitor a patient without having a human healthcare provider in the room. They can monitor everything from basic medical requirements to complex conditions.
According to a recent survey, more than 94 percent of healthcare executives are preparing to install smart technology in their hospitals in the near future. The usage of smart technology can result in increased comfort, efficiency and decreased human labor and errors. This technology will alleviate some pressures on doctors and medical attendants and put the control back in the grasp of the patients. They would feel more comfortable this way.
- The Trend of Wearable Healthcare Devices
The trend of wearable devices is an innovative way to keep the patients alert about their health at every point of their life. The devices are capable of monitoring even the slightest discomforts and changes in their health, and promptly warning the patients regarding the situation. Furthermore, these devices keep the patients involved, informed and invested in their own medical condition and health. This is a great initiative and it helps maintain a healthy life on a daily basis, without the need of visiting the medical center.
Blood pressure, heart rate, dietary needs and even glucose levels can be monitored with the help of these latest devices. They can also track the daily fitness plan of the customers. These devices also allow the doctors to keep an eye on their patients’ conditions from far away. If there is even a minute drop or rise in the blood pressure, the device sends an alert to the doctor who can then decide to take the required action.
- Compilation and Automation of Data
The collection and usage of data has always been an important part of the medical industry. The new and modern techniques of data collection, compilation and automation will allow the healthcare industry to gather a larger set of data and process it faster than before. Furthermore, the Knowledge-based systems and inference engines have become powerful enough to compute and analyze the data quickly and with great precision. These systems can deduce with the accuracy of a real healthcare provider.
Another important thing is the sharing of the data. The healthcare industry has begun to construct systems for safely sharing the information of patients with one another, in order to enhance and refine the treatment plans. With this new trend, the patients will not have to worry about retaking the tests or bringing physical records along with them, as they visit a new healthcare establishment. Their records will already be accessible to their new doctors.