Healthcare sector in the United States has seen rapid transformations during the past few years and it has shifted to a patient-centered environment. Today, a large number of advancements in the healthcare are focused on improving the patient’s experience. Some of the major revolutionary advances are the following:
i. The Advent of Augmented Reality (AR)
Augmented Reality (AR) is becoming very significant across every industry; anyhow, it has benefited the healthcare industry to a greater extent. It is considered as one of the powerful technologies that can greatly contribute to telemedicine. By means of AR, it becomes unproblematic for the healthcare providers to view the diagnosis and treatment methods with the help AR technologies, enhancing their view of the other side and providing a convenient way of remotely handling the patients. Another major advantage of AR is that it is diminishing the hurdles in population health management and now a large number of healthcare providers have extended their reach with the help of an affordable technology. It has enabled healthcare professionals to treat certain medical conditions just sitting by a screen. In this way, it is saving a lot of time and energies which otherwise could have been drained by traveling to remote areas. Augmented Reality is successfully setting the future course of telemedicine.
ii. Data Accessibility
Disease and patients’ data now holds a significant place in the healthcare industry. It benefits the healthcare industry a lot since healthcare providers can take precautionary measures once having the relevant data. The process of obtaining health-related data became smooth enough with the emergence of advanced technologies and automated systems. One can provide the excellent patient experience by looking carefully through a whole heap of historical data that is now accessible through various means. Healthcare data can be of more than one types including surveys of the feedback from patients once their treatment is done, details of the medical history of the patients who visit your clinic, in-depth explanation of various diseases, demographics, causative agents of certain diseases and so on. Now, lab reports and other clinical documents are easily accessible through practice management tools.
iii. Personalized Patient Experience
The ease of access to the right and relevant healthcare data has made it possible to provide highly personalized treatment to every single patient as per their specific preferences. Adding to it, patients are able to procure entirely personalized healthcare experience with the expansion and ease of accessibility. It has fostered more than one options for both the patient as well as for the healthcare providers to collaborate and bring the best outcomes. Furthermore, with the assistance of complete and right information of the patient, it becomes easy for the healthcare provider to treat and recommend the patient in the accurate and precise way.
iv. The Use of Wearable Devices
The emergence of wearable devices has given new insights into the patients’ vitals. These wearable devices can keep a check on your heart rate, blood sugar levels, blood pressure etc. It allows the patients to monitor their health on their own so to avoid medical emergencies. In addition, wearable devices are also capable to immediately notify the healthcare provider in case of instant need. In this way, the healthcare providers are taking advantage of monitoring their patients remotely.
v. Use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
The budding out of high and advanced technologies has greatly contributed to the patient’s experience. A large number of healthcare systems are opting to implement smart and advanced tools and modernized technologies in their office. One of the efficient examples of smart technology is the implementation of the systems that can predict anomalies and alert if find a medicine not suitable for the patient with certain allergies.
All of these revolutionary advancements in health care contribute to the betterment of the system. Although there are some problems soon these technologies would improve the system.