By Kim Ramessa | Marketing Director
A new era of innovation in healthcare is already changing clinical workflows and patient care, both in medical facilities and with increasing hospital-at-home services. Here are five healthcare trends to watch out for this year.
- AI’s (Artificial Intelligence) impact on the future healthcare delivery.
- Cloud Computing: Why the future of healthcare is mostly in the cloud?
- The demand for clinical-grade wearable medical devices will become increasingly popular.
- Fueled by the 2020 pandemic, telemedicine is expected to become even more popular in 2023.
- Technology is becoming more affordable and accessible, and robotics will increasingly integrate into healthcare.
How AI (Artificial Intelligence) is impacting the future of healthcare?
AI will continue revolutionizing healthcare in 2023. AI-powered technologies will improve accuracy and efficiency in diagnostics, predictive analytics, and drug discovery. AI-based systems can read and interpret medical images and patient data, helping doctors make faster diagnoses and patient treatment plans. AI will also be used to develop personalized treatments tailored to an individual patient’s needs. AI-driven healthcare will benefit patients, doctors, and healthcare systems alike by providing better, more efficient, and more affordable care.
Cloud Computing: Why the future of healthcare is mostly in the cloud?
Cloud-based solutions help healthcare providers store and share data securely, streamline operations, and improve patient outcomes. Additionally, the growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning will become more prevalent in the healthcare sector, further leveraging the potential of cloud computing. In the coming years, healthcare organizations will increasingly focus on cost reduction, scalability, and improved patient care, all of which can be achieved through the use of cloud-based solutions.
Clinical-grade Wearable Technology
Wearable technologies such as smartwatches and fitness trackers have boomed in recent years; however, they need to catch up in terms of accuracy and reliability within healthcare settings. The demand for clinical-grade wearable medical devices will become increasingly popular, driven by the shortage of available hospital beds, restricted healthcare costs, and increased ‘hospital-at-home’ services. The more advanced wearable devices will replace traditional and cumbersome equipment to remotely track vital health data such as ECG, heart rate, respiration rate, body temperature, and more, providing doctors and nurses with valuable clinical insights.
Telemedicine on the Rise
Telemedicine enables remote clinical services, via real-time, remote two-way communication between the patient and healthcare provider. Fueled by the 2020 pandemic, telemedicine is expected to become even more popular in 2023. More providers have integrated telemedicine technology into their systems, offering increased access to virtual services, and more patients are gravitating towards remote consultations, which are flexible and convenient. This will allow healthcare professionals to provide more convenient and timely patient care.
Robotics in the healthcare: A game changer in 2023
Expect to see further advancements in the use of robotics in healthcare, including in the automation of medical procedures, as the use of robotics in healthcare becomes more widespread. Technology is becoming more affordable and accessible, and as robots become increasingly integrated into healthcare, we can expect to see more efficient and accurate diagnostics, improved patient safety, and more personalized care tailored to individual needs.