Healthcare Technology Trends We Are Excited for in 2020
Healthcare technology can be defined as the utilization of systematic information, skills, and knowledge in the form of medicine, vaccines, devices, processes, and frameworks created to resolve issues related to health and to improve the quality of life. With the advancing world of technology, healthcare has also seen wonderful innovations and inventions that have transformed the lives of patients and healthcare providers alike. These healthcare technology trends have helped to improve the quality of life around the world. But innovation rarely stops. So there is always the promise of newer and more innovative technologies that help to make the best out of every situation. Below, you can find a list of healthcare technology trends that we all are excited for in 2020.
Voice search has opened doors of opportunity for patients across the globe. This feature has enabled patients to get help from virtual assistants, including booking appointments, getting rides to the hospitals, and progressing through post-medical processes when discharged from the hospital. Patients can now also ask questions from their virtual assistant and get answers they require immediately. All of this without needing to make an appointment, waiting in a waiting room, or the added expense that these things bring. The top voice assistants being used worldwide are Google Home, Siri, Cortana, and Alexa. Check with your healthcare provider to learn more about integration of services with these devices.
The security challenges that we face on a daily basis are tremendous, however, with the arrival of blockchain systems, these security threats have been removed along with the removal of middlemen. Blockchains bring to us a decentralized inventory of data and information that is connected via cryptography. This system has prevented data breaches and enabled the tracking of each health data transfer and exchange for easy recordkeeping.
Telemedicine is the process through which patients are cared for remotely when the patient and medical service provider are unable to meet for appointments due to various reasons. This technology has enabled the treatment of patients without the restriction of time and place and made life a lot easier both for the patient and the medical service provider by using a smartphone or a computer.
Electronic Health Records
Electronic Health Records or EHR allows medical service providers instant access to the data of the patients without having to go through bundles of paper records first. These records can be retrieved or archived whenever needed and provide an extra layer of security when it comes to the privacy of the patient’s health records. This technology is also used for insurance eligibility verification, appointment reminders, direct messages, refill requests, referral exchange, and much more.
These are just a few trends that have us excited for 2020 and beyond. Keep checking back to learn more about industry changes, as they happen.