With state-of-the-art technologies developing at a fast pace, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for healthcare innovations in medical devices, treatments, and medicines. Here’s a glimpse of healthcare’s breakthrough technology in 2018.
Medical Technology Innovations in 2018
Mobile & Wearables
Mobile devices and health applications have the capability of checking your pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and heartbeat, which can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. As an added benefit, they can even transmit results to your doctor in real time.
More and more companies are bringing new internet-connected device innovations to the healthcare market. For example, inhalers have now become Bluetooth-enabled smart inhalers. These devices are designed to improve the management of respiratory issues. They provide valuable insight by detecting inhaler use, which can help guide future patient care. As a bonus, smart inhalers remind patients to use their medication.
Telemedicine is a form of electronic communication that allows the patient and physician to interact from a distance. This technology has typically been used to improve access to medical services for patients living in distant rural communities, offering freedom, accessibility, and convenience. As physicians, patients, and healthcare plans become more familiar with the benefits, telemedicine will explode.
Artificial intelligence in healthcare represents a wide variety of technologies that allow machines to sense, comprehend, act, and learn. Some of the top AI applications include robot-assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistants, fraud detection, and more.
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Innovations in healthcare have enabled us all to live longer and healthier lives. At Lakeview Family Medicine, we use innovative treatment methods with cutting edge technology to provide our patients with a wider range of options for optimal health. If you have questions about how healthcare technology can improve you overall health, contact our Utah doctor’s office today.