Digital transformation has taken on businesses in every domain. Healthcare is also part of this ‘movement’, and if yesterday you should wait long queries and go to a hospital to set up an appointment, today, you can do it online in few clicks. Modern technological advances not only bring you the opportunity to play VR games, buy cool wearable gadgets or use Alexa as a personal home assistant. Technology has changed the way doctors communicate with patients, maintain data, and even conduct surgery. Healthcare institutions need to implement digital transformation tools for many reasons, from improving customer experience and stand out in the market, to making patients’ life safer.
The future is close, but what digital transformation trends we already witness in 2019.
AI helps in improvement of data maintenance. Using Deep Learning (DL) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques, Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools can save lives and make almost each action faster. For example, thanks to AI, patients can get their results much faster, as AI tools process data more effectively. AI and machine learning make customer’s experience better and more personalized. Thanks to Big Data and integrated analytics, AI enables doctors to detect life-threatening diseases at early stages, and make proper recommendation for treatment.
These tools can significantly push progress in healthcare domain. The most important feature of AR is that with the help of it, doctors can already perform different dangerous procedures, and learn how to conduct, for example, difficult surgeries with no need to learn on human. AR and VR has the ability to help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients retrieve memories from the past and consequently play a role of a medical treatment.
Data processing now easier and faster with a help of blockchain technologies. It also brings the opportunity to improve data security to keep patients record confidential and safe. Data and document flow is a huge part of doctors’ work, thanks to blockchain, data and document storage is digital, and can be delivered in few minutes.
This technology is also representing the future of healthcare. First, IoT can track patients or staff more efficiently. Second, it wearable technologies can help you in tracking your actions, like physical activity, etc. Also, IoT helps in gathering data in different ways, addresses chronic diseases, and so on.
Technologies pushed globalization few steps forward, made us more connected and spread the boarders in communication. In many cases, patients cannot visit a hospital or significant specialist, thanks to telehealth technologies, patients will have the opportunity to set up a visit to doctor remotely. But, what more important patients with difficult diseases like cancer who do not have opportunity to travel can get consultation remotely as well.
Going mobile is a big part of a digital transformation. Healthcare is not an exception. Healthcare institutions will use mobile devices to communicate with its customers more effectively. The main point is to deliver better service for patients and improve the quality of healthcare. Patients should have the opportunity to set up an appointment in few clicks via their mobile. And, chatbots can quickly send patients enquires to appropriate department or play a role of an automated customer service agent.
Not only communication, but healthcare app development has faced a new era of fitness or other healthcare apps. For example, we, at Lemeor, has developed a fitness app Ab Workout X (https://lemeor.com/works/ab-workout-x/), a professional workout trainer with more than 30 exercises, thank to which you don’t need go to gym, as app will help you with your fitness routine anytime and everywhere. So, you have your own gym coach in your pocket.
Healthcare is moving forward, creating better patients experience, and making lives of the patients safer. Healthcare institutions uses digital transformation and advanced technologies like AI, IoT, AR/VR to actually safe patients’ lives. So, the future of healthcare is digital.
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