The world of technology and patient care in the medical field, are crossing over one another on various levels and through many different forms of medical treatment and care. Life Medical Technologies thinks that from surgical solutions in the form of 3D printing, for developing organs required in an emergency procedure, to the use of AI (artificial intelligence) in developing a treatment plan for cancer patients, there are so many new technologies which improve the overall doctor-patient relationship, and quality of care patients receive. Many technologies aid doctors/surgeons, but may also provide various invaluable resources to the patient.
The wearable device isn’t a novel idea, but the advances which many companies are making in the creation of these devices is. From integrating wearable devices into autonomous vehicles to keep track of your vital records, to implementing different readings allowing doctors to monitor life-threatening illnesses, wearable devices are beneficial for medical professionals and the patient. And, if nothing more, they can give patients that needed “boost” of confidence to move more. With calorie counters, step counters, and tracking other metrics, these wearable devices help patients keep track of their progress, and help medical professionals track different medical conditions, and overall patient well-being.
You might’ve heard of IoT (internet of things), but the Internet of medical things is just as advanced when it comes to medical care in the field of healthcare. Patients receive optimized individual care faster, and with fewer doctors visits with these advanced technologies. By collecting data from medical devices, through something as simple as an app on a smartphone, doctors can monitor patients routinely, provide medical care over the phone, and provide them with diagnosis and new treatment plans, without patients ever having to step foot into their office. Not only does it optimize care, it provides a medical professionals individualized approach to treating each patient while minimizing the amount of time patients have to spend in their office.
Provider analytics is a great tool for tracking and monitoring patient details. From learning about a patient’s vital records via a wearable device to implementing different data/information which is relevant in providing the best care for patients, doctors and patients can greatly benefit from analytic details. It’s better than a “yelp” review, it provides more insight, and it gives doctors concrete data they can rely on, to see where changes have to be made, and how to better implement new technologies/treatment options, to ensure the highest level of care for their patients.
Obviously, the integration of medical apps, tracking apps, and even diet apps and food tracking apps (exercise apps) all provide patients invaluable tools to help keep them healthy and fit. And, doctors can track and monitor patient progress, relying on the latest medical technologies when implementing these apps, as a form of patient care.
With ongoing changes in medicine, and continual updates in medical technologies, it is important to stay abreast of these changes, new advances, and find the best ways for doctors to implement these technologies, to ensure the highest level of care, and to ensure patients are getting the most out of the medical technologies which are intended to benefit them.