How health tracking technology will shape patient care over the next decade – MedCity News

No one could have predicted all that has happened in healthcare this past 18 months. The unprecedented challenges of the global pandemic mean we now have fewer opportunities than ever to meet with patients. To meet this challenge, one valuable bridge between HCPs and patients that has emerged is a new generation of health tracking technology such as mobile health apps, artificial intelligence, epros, and robotics.

The median age of the global population is rising, and this aging population has more complex care needs. At the same time, technological advancements are skyrocketing, and changing how we deliver care. 

New developments in technology have made patient care more efficient and easier for HCPs who manage a large number of patients. This can be helpful in providing better care for the patients with more convenient and accessible options. In fact, in a survey of 600 nurses, 82% shared that they have a somewhat or very positive view of how technology is affecting patient care.

Here I’m going to highlight some of the initiatives that are set to change healthcare in the years ahead.

Healthcare apps

According to a study by GreatCall, a whopping 93% of doctors believe healthcare apps can bring improvement in a patient’s health. Another study, by Skycure, found that 80% of physicians are using mobile technology in the course of delivering patient care.

This use of smart devices and mobile apps by healthcare professionals is transforming clinical practice. From diagnosing or monitoring illness to making accurate calculations, managing their schedules, organizing health records, clinical documentation, and improving processes by ensuring direct touch-points with patients on a regular basis every aspect is covered with mobile applications and is transforming this industry.

There are apps that can help healthcare facilities to handle emergency cases much more efficiently. Using these apps, a facility can notify doctors about an emergency before sharing the patient data to the HCPs device, regardless of their geographical location. Just imagine how much time could be saved in getting the HCP up to speed without the need for any additional briefing. Also, the facility can save time in documentation and treatment procedures which can be crucial in emergency situations.

Healthcare app developers are taking the already accelerated healthcare industry to the next level.  

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