Impact of Technology on Healthcare
Of the best things that technology ever gifted the mankind, healthcare takes the top slot without a second thought. Although the history of medicine and healthcare industry dates to the BC era, the invention of different medicines like Penicillin over the time increased the lifespan of a man and advanced the healthcare industry. However, this is just one side of the coin. Today, when curtains are raised over the least discussed another side of the coin, we realize the way technology has been supporting the healthcare over the years in protecting lives of in numerous people, and yet it enjoys minimal credit compared to the timely medical inventions that hit the headlines. This blog attempts to bring to light the gifts of technology to the healthcare industry. Read on.
Did anyone ever thank surgical light head along with the surgeon after a successful surgery? Have you ever thought of the one who invented the thermometer whenever you showed gratitude towards your doctor? The answers would undoubtedly be no. When you realize that technology in disguise supports the healthcare industry, you would get a comprehensive picture of the big brother role that technology plays in the healthcare.
Real-Time Monitoring: By leveraging the IoT technologies, patients are now able to share the vital information with their healthcare professionals in real-time. Studies indicated that many patients were able to have a miraculous escape from emergency because of the tiny medical gadgets they wear that monitor their blood pressure and pulse and trigger swift alerts to the hospitals in case of critical readings, which will help hospitals rush for the patients.
Nanotechnology: Although this is under development, it can pave new ways in the healthcare. Nanoparticles, which are barely visible to the human eye, are injected into the human body that automatically repairs the damaged cells and restores them. They would even release the required medicine in time so that the chance of infections would be minimalized. A research carried out by Wyss Institute has shown that nanoparticles can help break the blood clogging in arteries. Another research carried out by Georgia University revealed that nanotechnology has the potential to cure influenza.
Micro Technology: With the emergence of angioplasty and similar techniques, surgeons have been able to perform operations by viewing the internal parts on a computer screen. These minimally invasive procedures are the outcome of microtechnology.
Telemedicine: Telemedicine was perhaps a folklore or a fantasy until it was published in Radio News Magazine in its April 24, 1924 issue. However, the University of Nebraska was the first recorded case of telemedicine during a neuro exam.
Mobility: After the entry of Android into the international market, people are largely dependent on applications for accomplishing their important task such as—money transfer in real-time etc. It has also enabled doctors to establish communication with the patients. There are dozens of applications available on Play store and iOs today that encourage patients to chat with medicos and get the prescriptions. It also helps patients to place certain crucial diagnostic test orders online where patients can remain at home and a healthcare professional would visit the patients’ home to collect samples. The reports can be shared with the doctor online and the right medicine delivered at home.
Conclusion: If you run a hospital, it would certainly be a good idea to stay connected to your patients through IoT. For more information about leveraging these technologies, email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.