Digital transformation of the healthcare industry

The Digital revolution has transformed industries, including the most regulated and traditional of them, health care. Digital health technologies give providers a more holistic view of patient health through access to data and giving patients more control over their health. Today, consumers want things at their convenience, on their own time. Its’ on-demand health care.

Application of technology in healthcare

Telemedicine, artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled medical devices, and blockchain electronic health records are just a few examples of healthcare technology that is shaping the future of health care, how we interact with health professionals, how our data is shared among providers and how decisions are made about our treatment plans and health outcomes. With technology in place, patients get better care with virtual reality devices, healthcare wearable medical devices, telehealth, and 5G mobile technology. 

Doctors, on the other hand, can streamline their work process using artificial intelligence-powered systems.

The application of Big data in healthcare can help identify and promptly intervene in high-risk patients with a lower medical errors rate. It enables identifying high-risk patients, called ‘frequent flyers’, creating preventive plans for them, and estimating future admission rates. Big data solutions utilise these massive, complex stocks of data to obtain more focused knowledge and insights into the world of healthcare.

Virtual reality: The ability to view the inside of the human body in Virtual Reality is useful for doctors and patients. The application of Virtual Reality in healthcare is profoundly changing the way patients are being treated. In Virtual Reality, you can view minute details of any part of the body and create training scenarios that replicate common surgical procedures. For people struggling with chronic pain, VR is a safer and more efficient alternative to drugs.

Robotic surgery is another recent innovation in the medical field in which surgery is performed using a robotic device that a human surgeon controls.
The wearable medical device market, according to a recent market report,t is expected to reach more than $27 million by 2023, a spectacular jump from almost $8 million in 2017.

Wearable medical device: Another trend of the digital transformation in healthcare is companies collecting their health data from medical devices, including wearable technology. Some wearable technologies applications are designed to prevent diseases and maintain health, such as weight control and physical activity monitoring. The big data generated by wearable devices is both a challenge and an opportunity for researchers to apply more artificial intelligence (AI)techniques to these data in the future.

Predictive Analytics: predicting what illnesses and diseases will become major problems soon is another factor supporting the digital transformation in healthcare. Information collected through Big Data and other marketing sources can help healthcare providers develop healthy lifestyle recommendations for their patients.

Artificial intelligence: The health care sector increasingly relies on  Artificial Intelligence and robots.
According to the American Cancer Society, a high proportion of mammograms yield false results. AI enables the review and translation of mammograms 30 times faster with 99% accuracy, reducing unnecessary biopsies. AI is predicted to bring $150 billion in annual savings for the US healthcare economy by 2026.

Blockchain helps better electronic health records: Blockchain has already demonstrated its value in healthcare by enabling trust and collaboration and will continue to be at the forefront of addressing ever more challenges. The technology streamlines clinical data across organizations and enables patients to control their medical data to increase care quality.
Blockchain in the healthcare market is expected to reach $890.5 million by 2023, sys a recent research report.

Conclusion: Digital transformation in healthcare is the positive impact of technological advancement, and new trends are emerging in the industry with each passing day. Innovation is the key to success. Equipo partners with customers to deliver the digital value acceleration brings to the industry. Our vision is to simplify care delivery by empowering provider teams and patients through a care coordination platform. We focus on our clients to benefit from having a single platform to power growth, build longitudinal relationships, and improve healthcare value. We bring People, Process, and Technology together.