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Top 3 Technology Trends in the Healthcare Industry

Jul 18, 2017

The healthcare technology trends and growing government intervention has uplifted the medical care system, globally. The technological trends in the healthcare industry coupled with clinical professionals are driving an effective and efficient primary health care system for both patients and payers. By integrating health and information technology (HIT) to provide digital innovations, such as mobile access (mHealth), cloud based health records, and additive manufacturing and telemedicine, the availability of new diagnostic and treatment options in the healthcare industry has increased. Health information technology is the need of the hour and helps fulfill the growing demands of the healthcare industry.

The technology trends in the healthcare industry ensure that the patients receive the right care by the right person at the right cost and at the right place and time. Let’s have a look at the top 3 technology trends in the healthcare industry that has accelerated its growth.

#1 Wearable Tracking Devices

Wearable tracking devices help in monitoring the physical activity of an individual, sleeping patterns, calorie consumption, and much more. The wearable technology and tracking devices have the ability to improve operations in the healthcare industry and drive patient engagement. These wearable trackers serve multiple purposes, are highly convenient, and have a wide consumer appeal. Fitness trackers with heart rate monitors reduce the need for in-person visits and allow physicians to check on the patient’s progress remotely.

#2 Cloud Based Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Health information technology provides remote access and convenience to consumer’s health information. The healthcare industry is witnessing a large scale adoption of cloud based electronic health records as it is more agile, adaptable, and has higher flexibility options for the consumers and providers of healthcare services. These cloud-based health records solutions offer the option of wrapping ancillary business information, thereby enabling the healthcare professionals to focus on practicing medicine and improving the patient’s quality of life.

#3 Mobile Access and Telehealth

Mobile access and telehealth services have opened new avenues to address the issues of the healthcare industry by capitalizing on the network connectivity, thereby making medical services accessible in remote areas. In simple terms, telehealth is the adoption of technology or telecommunications to offer health services. In the healthcare sector, this technology can be used for diagnosing patients through a virtual network and providing general health education.

Technology has found wide application in the global healthcare industry, especially in the US. Healthcare professionals are meticulously working to meet the growing demands in terms of healthcare services, packaging, and changing the payment systems in the medical services market to create a positive and significant impact in the global market.

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