Ever since the advent of Technology in the Healthcare domain, the industry has seen a steep transformation from what started with a pacemaker to now making the patients much conscious of their health, both in their everyday life and in severe cases of post surgical care.
One of the most evident mode through which the healthcare industry has made an evident place in our all waking moments is with the help of healthcare applications. With technology now finding a dominant place in the healthcare and medical industry, the present day world has been witnessing a huge number of solution-based Healthcare app development companies being brought into existence. These agencies have made it extremely easy to cover the gap between wellness and technology.
“Mobile apps have bought everything – from diagnosis to post care and emergency services to our fingertips.”
Today, healthcare has started sharing the ballpark with technology in ways that are highly invasive, bringing patients, doctors, and the whole healthcare industry at a place where they are self aware, empowered, and better managed, respectively.
Gone are those days when patients and doctors shared a relation that was defined by time and one sided conversations, today, the patients are willing to take control of their health decisions, on their terms – A transformation, that is supported and even expedited with the onset of Healthcare app development.
Here are some of the ways patients have gotten more in control by the inclusion of technology. The ways that are single handedly responsible for placing technology in the healthcare trends of the future to come.
1- Better Health Tracking
Technology like Wearables have made it easy for people to monitor their health in terms of heartbeat count, calories, number of steps taken etc. Using wearables like FitBit, users are now becoming more self aware of how they need to take care of their health.
2- Convenient Post Operative Recovery
Gone are the days when patients had to wait for appointments and travel to their doctor for post operative exercises or checkup. Now a days, all they have to do is pick up their call and book a caregiver to help them exercise while in the comforts of their home.
3- Easy Appointments
Patients are no more spending time in the waiting rooms or in a line outside the doctor’s cabin. With a hospital appointment mobile app, they are now able to make appointment just at the click of a finger. And, all they have to do is show up with the appointment confirmation message to meet their doctor.
4- Comfort of Cashless Payment
Technology is now enabling patients to not worry about dealing with cash in case of medical emergency, when they have the freedom of making cashless transactions. This comfort has single handedly lowered the time spent in patient admission and discharge.
5- Real Time Solving of Health Related Queries
If there is one evident thing that technology has done to healthcare, it is giving new meaning to emergency cases’ issues redressals. The patients now no more have to call their doctors at late hours to know what is wrong with them or their loved one and how to handle it. There are a number of apps today that give patients guidance in time of emergencies.
While the ones that we just saw, focussed on the concept of mobility healthcare one way or the other, there are other aspects of technology as well that are less talked about outside of the core healthcare discussion groups. Let us look at some of them –
6- Devices Implanted Inside Body
From artificial limb to pacemakers, a number of devices are now implanted in human body and connected with a mobile app on the patient’s device to monitor health in real time.
7- Use of AR/VR for Mental Health
The last decade has brought an entirely concentrated focus on mental health. People all across the globe, are now willing to spend money on headgears or smart watches that float them to a peaceful setting – Visuals and Music – where they can go to fight anxiety and stress.
AR/VR technologies are now even being used by PTSD patients to get a better grip on their condition.
8- Robotic Surgeries
Slowly but evidently, healthcare industry is becoming open to replacing surgeons with robots, when it comes to performing uncomplex, minimal invasive surgeries. Although, it will take a lot of time for patients to agree to let robots perform surgery on them, robots are nevertheless making their place in the domain.
So here were the eight ways technology is impacting the healthcare industry. The progress that it is making in making the patients’ lives easier and doctors’ manageable, is simply too difficult to ignore. Are you prepared to be a part of the change?