The digital transformation in the healthcare sector is rapidly transforming the way healthcare services are coordinated. Much of the transformations that have been evidenced are in line with enhancing operational efficiency within the industry. Doctors and healthcare service providers are now able to deliver objective healthcare services. Here are the five major digital transformations within the healthcare sector in 2019.
Artificial intelligence enables healthcare service providers to simulate various medical scenarios, including enhanced diagnosis of patients, using predictive technology. Artificial intelligence, for example, enables doctors to determine the most suitable pharmaceutical compositions given certain physiological symptoms on patients. AI increases the ability to accurately dispense the right medication while taking into consideration patients’ conditions and medication side effects.
Telemedicine is a confluence between communication technology and healthcare services. With the modern-day telemedicine, doctors are able to offer various patient-specific services. Hospitals that have integrated telemedicine give patients an opportunity to visualize their medical history with a certain healthcare facility. They can also secure appointments in a particular healthcare facility before actually visiting it.
Blockchain technology involves the cryptographic collection of interconnected records. In the healthcare sector doctors now have the ability to query specific patient data from remote healthcare facilities on any medical history. As long as the records do exist, doctors have no problem obtaining even the most ancient of the medical records without necessarily having to physically transfer them or visit a medical center for such records.
Augmented reality and virtual reality
Augmented and virtual realities provide doctors in healthcare facilities the opportunity to obtain an interactive experience through computer-generated imagery of patients. With this technology, doctors can be sure to achieve pinpoint accuracy during medical surgeries without necessarily putting the lives of patients at risk.
Internet of things and wearable device technology
The healthcare sector is home to some of the advanced internet of things concepts facilitated by interconnected wearable devices. Patients can now wear specific gadgets on certain parts of the body, such as the hand or arm, to remotely transmit physiological metrics, including blood pressure, body temperature, and blood sugar concentrations, to healthcare facilities. With this technology, doctors can be sure to assess the physiological condition of patients without the need of the patient to travel to the hospital.