Healthcare technology is improving in many ways. Technology can help healthcare professionals, doctors and patients communicate better, get information more quickly, and make better decisions. Some of the top healthcare technology trends for 2022 include artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain technology. These technologies are expected to play a major role in the future of healthcare, helping to improve efficiency and patient care.
This interview series features 9 business leaders in the healthcare industry who share their thoughts on some of the top healthcare technology trends.
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Patti Naiser, Senior Home Transitions
AI and machine learning were something many didn’t expect to see in the healthcare industry. But it’s proven to help organize and compile data from archives. This has enabled medical professionals to analyze patients quickly. That’s because they can pinpoint the issue based on the relevant information retrieved from their database. As a result, it improves the diagnosis process. But that isn’t the only use case, as vaccine development is much more convenient for researchers. Instead of wasting precious time and resources on making sense of data, they focus on innovating and developing.
Bethany Tate, Whole Pet
The top healthcare technology trend in 2022 is RPA-empowered bots. They are a significant milestone in healthcare information technology development. Health providers will be able to experience accurate automation, cost reduction, and staff optimization just to name a few. They can even introduce transformational changes with knowledge and implementation. With regard to patients, AI algorithms can guide people to the required doctor by scanning their symptoms more accurately than traditional search engines.
Luke Deszczulka, Massage Gun Advice
One of the biggest trends in healthcare technology is the Virtual Patient. Simulations are a big part of healthcare now. Virtual patients are simulations of real patients used to test treatments and medicines. These have become very popular for testing medications in the design stage. The current tech only simulates certain organs. But researchers have been making headway toward creating a digital twin. This would be a simulation of the entire body. However, we’re still a little far from it.
Alex Williams, Find this Best
Extended reality is a concept that covers all of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. It involves lenses or headsets that change our perception of the world. They all have radically transformative applications in the healthcare department. VR headsets, in particular, are used to train new doctors and surgeons. This allows them to get perfectly intimately acquainted with the workings of the human body. These practices help to keep the patients at risk. VR is used in treatments as well. Especially therapy where it has been used to train children with autism with their coping skills. It facilitates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to assist with chronic pain and schizophrenia.
Kristi Smith, Honest Brand Reviews
The most exciting digital healthcare trend in 2022 will be digital therapeutics. These are devices programmed to deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions. This is done via software like mobile health and wellness applications. They are different from the broader digital health market. Since these are subjected to approval by regulatory bodies and have to display a viable proof-of-concept. With limitless possibilities online, it should not be surprising that intelligence agencies forecast the DTx market to be a huge success, at $56 billion global opportunity by 2025.
Vicky Cano, Mealfan
Ever since the pandemic, we have seen a rapid rise in remote health services. Hospitals have been desperate to free up beds to reduce the spread of COVID. They have shifted towards telehealth to conduct remote monitoring of patients. Telehealth also makes the checkup process more efficient and convenient for patients. As they can avoid waiting in lines. They can steer clear of the physical and financial toll of going to the hospital with telehealth. Patients can simply switch on their computer and consult a doctor on camera. It will also free up some of the doctor’s schedules, enabling them to look after more patients.
Mat Rezaei, UPGUYS
The healthcare trend that will take the industry by storm in 2022 is simulations and digital twins. The concept of virtual patients recently came into the limelight. It means that digital simulations will be used to test medications and treatments.
This means the turnaround time for bringing various products to the market would be greatly reduced. The time is not far; when the entire human body can be simulated, this model would give much accurate and precise results.
Human organs could be virtually replicated through the power of digital twins. It will empower medical professionals to examine various illnesses closely and try different treatment methodologies. This eliminates the risk of any harm befalling either human or animal lives. The power of digital twins can help carry out various medical procedures much more easily and at cheaper rates.
Megan Ayala, Patricia And Carolyn
Remote healthcare is one of the biggest healthcare technology trends in 2022. The healthcare industry has come a long way since the pandemic. People were locked in their homes for almost a year. So, telemedicine gained immense popularity during this time.
Doctors now have sufficient resources to diagnose and treat patients remotely. An excellent way to do this is through new generation wearable technologies. These technologies track the patient’s heart rate, stress, and oxygen levels.
An increase in telemedicine has also made healthcare more accessible to all. Those people can receive basic aid in dire situations. As a result, improving the healthcare industry to save more lives.
Ava Martin, Quality Water Lab
In the past, researchers developed medicines with an approach of – one-size fits all. They planned clinical trials with a mindset of maximizing the efficacy of the drug for the highest number of patients. But technological advancements have enabled the implementation of an individualized approach. This approach has led to treatments that can be personalized. All this has been made possible because of genomics, the study of genes. It enables healthcare institutes to create a separate approach toward medication based on the genetic characteristics of each human being.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Patti Naiser, Nick Allen, Luke Deszczulka, Alex Williams, Kristi Smith, Vicky Cano, Mat Rezaei, Megan Ayala, and Ava Martin for taking the time to do this interview and share their knowledge and experience with our readers.
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