Technology is changing the world as we know it. It has been paving the way for improvements to our lives as we know it and we must embrace it. Technology has been creating many advancements in the healthcare industry to create a more sustainable relationship between healthcare professionals and their patients. It may also lead towards cheaper, faster, and more effective solutions for conditions they may not have been possible before. 

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI is redesigning how healthcare professionals are treating their patients. Algorithms are able to quickly scan through medical records, design medical treatment plans, and create new drugs quicker than normal. AI was able to reduce the Ebola virus by finding existing medicines that were able to be redesigned and effectively treat Ebola. 

 

Augmented Reality (AR)

This technology provides healthcare professionals with a composite view of a computer-generated image. AR is a driving force in both healthcare providers’ and the receivers’ ability to understand and relay information. Medical students are able to prepare better for real-life situations and provide surgeons with the ability to enhance their practices. Patients can use AR to help them accurately describe their symptoms to their healthcare professional. Pharma companies will have the ability to offer more information to their patients regarding the drugs they are being prescribed. 

 

Wearable Technology

The empowerment of having patients take care of their own health through the use of wearable technology is a growing trend. The devices we use to manage weight, activity level, stress levels, monitoring your heart rate, and more have advanced throughout the years. It gives patients the capabilities of reaching the state of being fit without having to visit a professional is now more attainable. 

 

Drug Development

With the improvement of procedures for drug testing and the uses for certain drugs, healthcare is becoming more successful in treating clients. Companies are looking for new ways to help patients as much as possible. For example, MMJ International Holdings is conducting medical cannabis cultivation and research to support its filings with the FDA for Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s disease.  

 

The healthcare industry has changed immensely over the past few years due to developments in technology. These advancements are nowhere near close to stopping and companies in the healthcare industry will need to keep up with these trends to stay relevant. Discovering new ways to make healthcare affordable, more precise, and more beneficial to patients is the true end goal.