You Need to See the Top 5 Technologies Transforming Healthcare

Advances in technology have paved the way for greater efficiency and productivity within many industries. The healthcare system, like many other industries, aim to deliver exceptional customer service experiences. Digital innovations have ultimately facilitated higher greater employee efficiency, improved quality patient care and better patient outcomes.

Advances in technology have paved the way for greater efficiency and productivity within many industries. The healthcare system, like many other industries, aim to deliver exceptional customer service experiences. Digital innovations have ultimately facilitated higher greater employee efficiency, improved quality patient care and better patient outcomes.

Hospitals and medical offices are often inundated with a large amount of patients, which often exceeds their available resources. Described as ‘technology-enabled care’ (TEC), healthcare industry has shifted it’s focus to a ‘value’ rather than ‘volume’ of care that can fully meet the demands of the ‘modern patient’.

The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Healthcare

1. Mobile Computers

Mobile computing solutions allow professionals to quickly and efficiently collect data, communicate, collaborate and share information amongst peers in real time. Patient care turnover is significantly increased as nurses, for example, can now scan a patient’s wristband and instantly receive all relevant information. Additionally, mobile computers save time and costs associated with asset tracking, as information such as location is stored within the database in real time.

2. 3D Printing

3D printing boasts a cheaper and quicker way of manufacturing customizable prototypes. Previously, patients who desperately required prosthetics were left without due to extreme prices, often up to $20,000. 3D printing has enabled such prosthetics, such as prosthetic hands, to be replicated for often up to only $200. Although largely used for prosthetics, hearing aids and dental work, scientists are now working towards replicating complex organs, presenting an exciting future for 3D printing.

3. Medical Robots

Although seemingly out of a sci-fi novel, medical robots have been taking the healthcare industry by storm. The use of robotics can drastically relieve the pressure on medical professionals to quickly undertake administrative responsibilities. Going further than simple routine tasks, medical robots have actually started to perform surgeries and transport dangerous substances.

4. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence algorithms are working to optimize clinical processes. For example, Your.MD acts as an AI-powered mobile app through the use of a ‘chatbot’. This chatbot is able to analyse symptoms of patients and present information about their suspected ailments. Machine learning algorithms are able to organise the massive database of patient information and predict conditions for unique users.

5. Augmented Reality

Not surprisingly, the mention of ‘augmented reality’ will likely spur video games into your mind. However, the use of augmented reality can provide life-like training conditions for professional trainees, who can practice procedures far more efficiently and without the risk of error. Augmented reality also improved patient education and understanding of complex and often overwhelming medical issues. Augmented reality applications can help to clearly illustrate the nature of these issues to patients and their loved ones.

Medical technology is a rapidly changing industry, dramatically influencing healthcare as we know it today. Here at Gamma Solutions, we can provide the sophisticated technology necessary within the modern healthcare industry. To find out more how we can help you, contact us or call us 1300 042 662 today.