11 Advanced Healthcare Technology Trends We’ll See This Year

11 Advanced Healthcare Technology Trends We’ll See This Year
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The future of healthcare technology will be based on the latest advanced technologies or innovatively upgraded existing technologies. Why do we say that? Because one of the trending healthcare technology – telemedicine – which was declining in the last few decades. The recent covid pandemic made sure that this technology is worth keeping.

In the Future of Healthcare report, the vast majority (more than 50%) of patients surveyed said they would be satisfied with a healthcare system based solely on telehealth visits if their care needs were properly met. If you work in healthcare, it’s important to stay abreast of technological developments in healthcare. Organizations and stakeholders must also keep an eye on new tools and technologies that promise more accurate and broader care.

What are we waiting for then? Let us explore some of the advancing healthcare technology trends we’ll see this year.

  1. AI-based healthcare technology
  2. Internet of medical things (IoMT)
  3. AR/VR for education and diagnosis
  4. Remote patient monitoring
  5. Nanomedicine
  6. Healthcare data analytics
  7. Clinical automation
  8. Cybersecurity for healthcare
  9. Implants and 3D bioprinting
  10. Cognitive automation
  11. Tailored patient experience

Let us explore some of them.

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Internet of medical things (IoMT)

IoMT, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT)  in healthcare, is a network of connected medical devices, wearables, sensors, and other health-related technology integrated with cloud computing systems. Many organizations are looking for IoMT solutions this year due to the expected growth of mobile health and wellness applications. Wearable technologies such as heart rate monitors and smartwatches are among the most popular devices that can be connected to an IoMT system. These innovative health trackers collect data with their sensors and transmit important information about your body. For example, heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and more. This information can then be sent to doctors or other healthcare providers for review, diagnosis, and treatment.

AR/VR for education and diagnosis

AR and VR can provide a more interactive and immersive experience in medical education by allowing medical students to see anatomy and practice procedures in a virtual environment. This helps improve their understanding of complex medical concepts and improve their skills. In diagnostics, AR and VR can more interactively and intuitively visualize medical images such as scans and X-rays,  allowing medical professionals to make more informed decisions and improve patient outcomes.

AR can be used to project medical images onto the patient’s body, helping doctors accurately diagnose medical conditions. VR, on the other hand, can simulate complex surgical procedures, allowing doctors to practice before operating on a real patient.

Digital twin technology is revolutionizing the production of medical device prototypes, biocompatible materials, and prosthetics. This innovative technology allows engineers to create an accurate virtual model of a physical object and study it in a simulated environment. This method is faster and more cost-effective because no physical prototypes are needed for testing, which allows the prototyping process to go much more smoothly than before.

Implants and 3D bioprinting

Smart implants are small, computerized devices implanted in the body to monitor health and potentially restore functional independence to patients with various types of paralysis or blindness. For example, a group of researchers recently implanted an array of microelectrodes (the size of pennies) into the visual cortex of a blind person, allowing him to perceive letters and shapes. 3D bioprinting, on the other hand, involves 3D printing technology where bio-ink is used to create living tissues and organs. This opens up new possibilities for regenerative medicine, making it possible to print new bones, cartilage, and even whole organs such as the heart and liver.

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