The healthcare industry is about to be revolutionized by technology says Dr John Manzella. The use of telemedicine and the adoption of IoT devices are already becoming a vital part of the picture, but there’s much more to come. Let’s take a look at how IT is transforming healthcare in these three ways:
Healthcare IT can help make healthcare organizations more efficient. In addition to helping with patient care, it also helps with medical research. Healthcare IT is a vital part of the digital transformation that’s happening in the healthcare industry.
Telemedicine is becoming a vital part of the healthcare industry. It’s used to deliver healthcare to patients in rural areas, where access to medical care can be limited. Telemedicine can also be used for diagnosis and treatment of patients through real-time video conferencing technology, allowing doctors who are located far away from each other the ability to communicate with one another and share information about their patient’s condition.
Telemedicine has several advantages over traditional face-to-face consultations:
- Time savings for both physicians and patients as it allows people who live in remote locations access to specialists without having them travel long distances
- Cost savings since teleconsultation reduces transportation costs associated with traveling from one facility to another (such as parking)
The use of IoT devices is also part of this picture. We already see the emergence of connected medical devices that can improve care, such as a patient-controlled insulin pump or a telehealth device for diabetes management. The possibilities are endless. For example, imagine if you had an ingestible sensor in your body and it could communicate with your doctor to provide data about how your body was functioning on a day-to-day basis? This type of technology would be amazing for people who suffer from chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease because it would allow them to monitor their own health without having to go into the office every week.
IoT technology has the potential to help improve healthcare by increasing efficiency and reducing costs throughout all stages of treatment: from prevention and monitoring through diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation (eHealth Payer Trend Report).
As the healthcare industry continues to grow and evolve, it’s time for us to take on a new mindset. IT is about to revolutionize healthcare by improving its efficiency, effectiveness and patient experience.
In terms of efficiency, technology helps us save time and money by streamlining processes that can be done digitally instead of in person or through traditional methods like faxes or mail. For example, patient records used to be kept manually in paper files at every hospital across the country; now they are stored electronically in one central location that allows doctors at different facilities access remotely through secure portals. This saves both time (no more filing) and money (no printer ink).
By becoming more effective we can better serve our patients with targeted care plans based on their individual needs rather than generalized recommendations based on average data points found across all patients within specific demographics over years of observation — which has been done since before computers were invented!
The healthcare industry is about to be revolutionized by IT. The use of telemedicine and IoT devices will increase the connectivity between healthcare providers and patients, making it easier for people to get the medical attention they need. As more providers start using this technology, we can expect to see many benefits from an increased use of such devices in hospitals and other health facilities.