There are numerous technology which is used in field of healthcare and These Technologies are IOT, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual reality, Augmented Reality, Robotics, Wearable Devices and Nanotechnology etc. All these technologies plays vital role in healthcare field. In Medical and Healthcare digital technologies can help to transform unsustainable healthcare systems to sustainable ones, provide cheaper ,faster and more effective solutions of disease.
The future of healthcare includes technology that seamlessly combines data on a patient`s medical history, real time health, insurance coverage and financial information all to support provider decision making, improve patient health and reduce costs.
AI and Robotics are increasingly a part of our healthcare ecosystem.The use of AI and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in Customer Health application is already helping people. Technology Applications and apps encourage healthier behaviour in individuals and help with the proactive management of healthy lifestyle.It puts customer in control of health and well being.AI increases the ability for healthcare professionals to better understand the patterns and needs of day to day people they care for and because of that they are able to provide better feedback,guidance and support for staying healthy.AI is also used to detect diseases such as cancer ,more accurately in there early stages.
VR is changing the lives of patients and professionals. VR is being used to train future surgeons and for actual surgeons to practice operations. Such software are developed by companies. The technology is also benefiting patients and has been proved effective in pain management. Patients suffering from cardiac, neurological and post-surgical pain have shown a decline in their pain levels when using VR to distract them from painful stimuli.
AR differs from VR in two ways. First one is user do not lose touch with reality and second is that it puts information into eyesight as soon as possible. In case of medical professionals it might help medical students prepare better for real-life operations, as well enable surgeons to enhance their capabilities. By using this medical students have access to detailed and accurate, although virtual, depiction of human anatomy to study the subject without the need of real bodies.
Wearable devices also play a role to track our daily activities with the use of sensor they can monitor sleep, track your workout , how much steps you have been walked and how much water you are drinking and a lot more things they can track and we have these sensors also available on our mobile phones to track our daily activity. They are great devices to get to know more about ourselves and retake control over our own lives.
Nanotechnology is also making progress in form of smart patches. We are living at the dawn of nanomedicine age. May be in future nanoparticles and nanodevices will soon operate as precise drug delivery systems, cancer treatment tools or tiny surgeons.
Robotics is one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields of healthcare; developments range from robot companions through surgical robots until pharmabotics, disinfect robots or exoskeletons. Robotics companions also have their place in healthcare to help alleviate loneliness,treat mental health issues or even help children with chronic illness. Some of them even have touch sensors cameras and microphones for interact their owners with them.
We can conclude that health information technology improves patient's safety by reducing medication errors, reducing adverse drug reactions, and improving compliance to practice guidelines. There should be no doubt that health information technology is an important tool for improving healthcare quality and safety.