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.

Digital Eye Strain

5 Tips To Combat Technology Induced Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain aside, we cannot deny the obvious, technology has made our lives better on too many levels. How technology revolutionised our communication from the era of communicating through the one handset landline often in the dining room where every family member would hear part of your conversation to a personal smartphone remains the greatest advantage of technology.

To a factory or production line worker who was working in a dangerous environment, you cannot convince them that a robotic machine taking their job is a bad thing. I don’t think anyone will have much success in trying to convince an old woman deep in an African village who occasionally sees her American based grandchildren on a video call that a network booster stationed next to her home might cause health problems.

I would like to speculate and say it is difficult to explain to your generation Z child how a music jukebox operated without looking like someone trying to explain the benefits of eating pork to a person who abstains from eating it for religious reasons. The truth of the matter is, technology has made our lives so easy and enjoyable it is difficult to imagine life before the internet.

However, technology has its drawbacks too, chief among them, it has brought eye strains because of more screen exposure otherwise known as digital eye strains that were minimal in the past decade or two. We have also been bombarded with too much information because of technology one has to be cautious when consuming information on the internet. That and many other drawbacks we cant list today are just a tip of how technology is interfering with the life we are living.

Over the past few years, people have increased their screen time significantly according to the University Of Leeds’s Rafe Clayton and Carmen Clayton’s report on UK Screen Use 2022, 50% of adults in the Uk spend a whopping 11 hours a day looking at different screens. Over time, this is known to cause eye strains of many forms which include but are not limited to blurry vision, dry eyes, double vision, eye discomfort, and eye fatigue just to mention a few.

In case you are concerned about your screen time exposure and you either want to stay ahead of a looming eye strain or like the rest of us, you are already suffering from one form of digital eye strain, follow these 5 tips to combat the problem.

  1. Whenever possible ensure there is ambient light wherever you are going through your phone, laptop or watching TV. Avoid using these gadgets in the dark as this strains the eyes.
  2. Activate automatic brightness on your smartphone so that it automatically adjusts to the ambient light around you.
  3. Avoid spending too much time in front of your gadgets. Curate your schedule in such a way that you will only use them when necessary
  4. Make use of colour filters, and anti-glare apps and tools available for your gadgets.
  5. if possible, take an occasional 30 minutes break from your gadget to rest your eyes before you resume using it.