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Disruptive Technology and Innovations in Healthcare
Technology has made an impact not just in our lives but also made our work much more manageable. The entire front of primary healthcare is changing rapidly with the advances in technology and clinical research. From prevention to diagnostics, to the management of chronic conditions, the digitalization of healthcare has led to a shift from the traditional hospital setting to the home environment.
Disruptive innovations in healthcare can influence an entirely new system and provide care that is focused on according to the patient’s need. This makes a better impact instead of focusing on the urgent crisis in health and complex disorders. Accurate tests allow physicians to diagnose something as serious as diabetes or as simple as strep infections. Studies have also shown that nurse practitioners devote more time to patients, during consultations than doctors. These studies also confirm that with proper training, nurses can provide care of comparable quality.
Our behaviors also play a major role as per as our health and prevention are concerned. Changing some of our behaviors can help to drive costs down, reduce chronic ailments and lead to an improvement in health. With newer innovations in technology, it is possible to tap into those behaviors. The arrival of new smartphone applications has already led more access to data that result in quantifying and integrating data from multiple sources to provide a detailed analysis of a patient’s health. However, the infrastructure must also accompany innovation to enhance the workflow and provide seamless access to harness knowledge to provide a better healthcare treatment.