Rising Influence of Technology on Healthcare
Technology is transforming the healthcare sector extensively. No doubt, medical technology is pervasive to people’s health and improves the overall quality of life. Besides, it also contributes billions of dollars to the economy. Widespread adoption of electronic medical records, modern healthcare, and its delivery methods, advanced bio-medical engineering is growing at a consistent rate. Present day technologies such as cloud, big data and mobility have revamped the information and technology in healthcare. Studies have proved that more than 70 percent of healthcare organizations invest in technologies such as wearable health gadgets, consumer-facing mobile apps, remote health monitoring devices and virtual care tools. The widespread adoption of electronic health records has accrued significant improvement in patient health, safety, and savings in healthcare costs.
Diagnostics has become more accurate and more accessible due to upgrades in areas like nuclear medicine. Surgeries have become minimally invasive chiefly within the disciplines of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. The recent technologies have brought rapid advancement that allows surgeons to perform critical procedures in minimally invasive ways. The positive impact of technology is evident as modernistic technology has consorted to improved communication within healthcare organizations, availability of information and big data, electronic medical records, mobility and mobile apps and telemedicine. Technology thus forms the backbone of healthcare businesses helping them to be receptive and easily counter to the inherent changes and challenges that innovation brings about and in turn creating endless opportunities for the healthcare experts.