Must Have Technoloy In Healthcare

3 Must-Haves Technologies In Healthcare

Technology has brought us so many conveniences, before we dive right into the must-have technologies in healthcare, let me take you back a bit. Imagine how we can now video chat with our loved ones on another continent. Long back if you needed to reach someone on another continent you had to go to them through a ship which would sometimes capsize and not reach its destinations. Nowadays tasks that usually take hours are now being done by robotic arms in minutes if not seconds. The technology wave has engulfed many if not all industries in the world and the healthcare industry has not been spared.

in the year 2022, these are must-have technologies in healthcare for a hospital, a health worker’s smartphone, a clinic, a surgery just to name a few:

  1. e-Consullting Systems – since the advent of email, and e-money, one way or the other, e-consultations were not supposed to be far behind. e-Consulting is usually used not only for consultation services but for patient remote monitoring in some cases, and we must admit, the use of such systems was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic Hospitals, surgeries, and clinics can and will benefit immensely from such systems.
  2. Artificial Intelligence-Based Medical devices – the advent of x-rays and other medical devices gave birth to so many advanced technologies that are being used in healthcare. Many devices that are connected to the internet, and are smart in terms of making use of artificial intelligence technology are being invented and they have become trailblazers in modern medicine. For example, imagine systems and those heart attack probability predicting devices have saved lives and if possible should be mass-produced and accessible in many parts of the globe
  3. Wearable Devices – Fitness trackers, wearable ECG monitors, wearable blood pressure monitors, and wearable biosensors even in their infancy have become a must-have technology as millions of these devices are being manufactured in many parts of the globe. Both health workers and patients benefit greatly from these devices which also improve the quality or frequency of patient remote monitoring and help patients know their statistics in some cases, in real-time.

Technology is however without any problems and even though it will make patient management, diagnostic and other things better, we can not deny that it has also brought some unwanted results even in healthcare.

New Perspective

Why It’s Imperative To Foster New Perspectives In Health Care

Over the past two decades, the world has seen so much change, infact, according to unofficial reports, the world will see a technological change between 2020 and 2025 that is equivalent to the change the world experienced between 1900 and 2000. Some, if not many of us are having a hard time coping with the ever-changing world. Policymakers, decision-makers, professionals, and researchers alike are also trying to catch up with the swift changes happening around them. In some cases, decisions that affect other people take time to be implemented. This has adversely affected people who heavily rely on policymakers to implement changes one way or the other.

Change is overtaking the world, it’s a fact, with that view in mind, there is a need to foster new perspectives in health care. Regulations in the Health Care Industry have to be constantly reviewed. Organising and constantly reviewing methods, tactics, strategies and decisions must be done at regular intervals. Reforming the health care industry in line with the ever-changing needs, cultural norms and environment is imperative.

The ever-changing landscape in the UK healthcare system characterised by changes in technology and technologies that could improve patient care needs to be examined and solutions that will benefit patients and professionals implemented. Because technology adoption in healthcare is a bit slow, healthcare policymakers and decision-makers need to have an open mind about the following technologies and if possible seek the adoption.

  1. Multifaceted medical devices for patient monitoring
  2. Diagnostics devices
  3. Communication technology between patients and carers and other professionals
  4. Administration and transactions systems.

These will help in patient management, lessening the burdensome administrative work health care professionals have to sort out and deliver cut-edge service to the people who need Healthcare the most in the UK because of its efficiency, thereby driving new perspectives in health care. Technology has become the new norm in this new industrial revolution, and it shall intensify in the next four years, the only new perspective in this scenario is to adopt it swiftly or be overtaken by the technology wave.

District Nurses 1939

We Are Grateful, Morden Day Tech Has Enabled Us Immensely

This photo was taken in the US in 1939. It shows a bunch of district nurses and their bicycles. These healthcare workers would use these bicyles to fulfil their mandate to their patients. Cars and other transportation modes were still in their infancy or unheard of in some parts of the world. Fast forward to 2022, 83 years later, the world is even dicing with the idea of delivering medicine in some remote parts of the globe using drones. As workers in the healthcare industry, we have often marvelled and we will forever be grateful for modern medicine and how it has made our jobs easier, in some instances joyous and in most cases fulfilling.

We however have to pay homage to other players who have invented tools that make our lives in some if not most ways easy-going, helping us to cater and care for the community we swore to serve. Today, we thank the bike makers from 1939, and the helicopter and plane markers from the 20th century as we thank the automobile industry for giving us more tools to carry our fiduciary duty with ease. Imagine cycling to work every day (not because you want to but you have to) given our schedules and our routines, how were we going to cope as healthcare workers, I wonder!!!!

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