COVID-19 in 2020 has fast-forwarded the digital transformation of the entire healthcare sector. Many healthcare providers have already transformed their practices with the new technology in trend and others are still enthusiastically looking forward to upgrading their already existing healthcare technology.
One thing is for sure that, after being a part of the biggest healthcare crisis in the world, every healthcare provider is genuinely wanting to increase the capacity to engage a higher number of patients with the Latest Healthcare Technology available.
So, before planning your healthcare strategy for 2021, don’t miss to include these Healthcare Technology Trends of 2021 to achieve better healthcare outcomes and stand one step ahead from your competitors.
#Trend-5: Getting together – Big Data and 5G
As we all know, 5G is on its verge, it will be offering an extraordinary intensification in transmission bandwidth, that means a huge amount of data will be constructed from the user’s end. With 5G coming up, everyday objects would be based on the Internet Of Things (IoT) that sends and receive data.
In the healthcare industry Wearable Devises have gained huge patient attention. It has significantly increased patient awareness of various healthcare metrics, the information received from them is directly making its way into Electronic Health Records, which improve the patient’s quality of care. With the introduction of 5G wireless technology, the wearables market is expected to reach around $52 billion in the next three years.
The amount of data from wearable devices when coupled with other data collection initiatives, healthcare providers will have an enormous amount of accurate data to handle, and this will transform the way patient and doctor communicates, and the way that the provider collects patient data.
So, while planning to upgrade Healthcare IT for 2021, don’t miss the huge amount of data you are about to receive from your patients.
#Trend-4: Chatbots in Healthcare
Getting answers for your routine queries from specialists are either expensive or impossible for patients. Therefore, chatbots make it very comfortable for the provider to answer patients’ questions cost-effectively. Though they are still in the experimental phase amongst the healthcare solutions but most likely with the advent of the year 2020 chatbots will have the necessary access to clinical scenarios.
Using chatbots as a digital assistant allows healthcare providers to keep better track of appointments as well as contacts and make changes more readily than ever before. Chatbots are revolutionizing the clinical business and providing clearer as well as practical measures for monitoring and modifying patient activities.
#Trend-3: Augmented & Virtual Reality in healthcare
The arrival of virtual and augmented reality solutions has led to meaningful advances in healthcare technologies. Advances that could only be imagined a decade ago are now being implemented. From educating the patient to planning procedures, the field of AR and VR in healthcare offers some serious promise.
Augmented reality systems in healthcare offer one of the most spontaneous options. By representing 3D information on real-world scenes, AR permits surgeons and doctors to stay grounded in actual procedures while having ready access to all the data available through other emerging technologies. With this doctors can compare data to what patients are experiencing in the virtual world to make diagnoses and plan for healthcare procedures.
#Trend-2: Telemedicine is must
Telemedicine has been an effective tool in containing the spread of COVID-19 in 2020. Virtual care platforms, using video conferencing and digital monitoring, have been used worldwide to reduce exposure to Corona Virus.
Telemedicine has made healthcare available to everyone. Especially in rural areas where expert healthcare facilities are a luxury. With the hike in the number of patients and the advancement of unknown diseases, there is a need for innovation in healthcare solutions as well. Exceptional medical solutions such as Telehealth are the sole importance of technological upgrades and software developments.
#Trend-1: Patient Engagement Technology
Patient Engagement Technology will be the most competitive technology in 2021. There are a plethora of technologies available for engagement, campaigning, and evaluation tools and because of good competition, they are no longer expensive.
Consistency in patient engagement with the help of tools available has already empowered many healthcare organizations to touch on points earlier neglected thereby leading to an increase in ROI. Patient portals, remote care via telehealth, mobile health applications, wearable devices, and many more are now empowering patients to manage their care.
Improving patient experience, along with engagement, has become vital. Therefore, redefining the quality of patient care and the ways through which the provider engages with the patient can change the entire road to patient experience and satisfaction.
Innovative healthcare technologies will always be the basis for the digital transformation of healthcare organizations and providers—while we will be keeping an eye on its trends. Feel free to contact us with any questions!