Technological advancements are progressively incorporated into the healthcare system for a healthier tomorrow. The primary aim of technology is not to make things complicated for the stakeholders. It is designed in a way to allow the user a comfortable experience while using them. Here are the top healthcare tech trends to be lookout in the year 2020.
Robotics in healthcare has allowed surgeons to perform various surgical procedures with augmented accuracy and precision. The complications are far too less and the recovery period is shortened due to minimally invasive surgeries which are assisted with robotic arms. Robotics would be one of the top healthcare tech trends and the year 2020 may witness the incorporation of robotics in many therapeutic areas.
Artificial intelligence will change the way of interpreting complex medical data. Artificial intelligence, though will not replace the physician any time soon in the future, but will assist them in making rational decisions and may mimic the human cognitive functions.
Data analytics clubbed with predictive analytics will transform healthcare soon. It allows the healthcare system to optimally utilize the resources, predict the health risk of a particular patient, and diagnose the diseases at an early stage. It will allow healthcare systems to be a more patient-centric service provider.
INTERNET OF THINGS
Internet of Things (IoT) will touch new heights in the next five years. The amalgamation of IoT with healthcare is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.6% for the period 2017 to 2025. The technology will help increase in-patient monitoring and allowing to analyze the real-time response of treatment.
With the internet spreading at every corner, teleconsulting will alter the process of consultation provided by the physician. The maximum effect of teleconsultation would be expected in rural areas where healthcare facilities are substandard. With teleconsultation, experienced and trained doctors are available at the click of a button and the cost and time would be far too less as compared to physical consultation.
Although 3D printing has already registered its presence in the healthcare industry, there would be an increased spectrum of 3D printing in various therapeutic areas. The technology will progress itself in providing safer, patient-centric and cost-effective prosthetics and surgical cutting tools. 3D printing of human cornea is one such addition to the list.
VIRTUAL, AUGMENTED AND MIXED REALITY
VR, AR, and MR open up a new horizon in the field of training medical professionals. Mixed and Augmented reality ease the environment of operation theatre as virtual options are available to assist in the surgical procedure.
Blockchain will allow the healthcare system to transfer the patient’s medical records securely. It also helps in managing the clinical trial data and allows researchers to access genetic codes.
Cloud computing is not only the top healthcare tech trend but holds equal importance in all the sectors. Fast storage and access to information, cost-savings, and data integrity are some of the benefits provided by cloud computing.