Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

The pandemic has disrupted the healthcare industry, forcing technology to take a central role in healthcare. Consider the following innovative trends in healthcare that have made healthcare affordable, efficient, and convenient.

Telemedicine – Telemedicine methods have increased by 40% since last year as more people find remote doctor visits safer and as effective as in-person care. Telemedicine’s recent success has been due to patients being more comfortable with remote appointments as apps and software offer text, chat, file transfer, and screen sharing. Hospitals adapting to electronic health records (EHR) have additionally provided doctors with the relevant information they need to make an accurate diagnosis.

Telehealth technologies – New wearable gadgets have been developed allowing patients to monitor their health daily. These gadgets observe a patient’s ECG, EKG, temperature, glucose levels, and blood pressure readings.

Artificial intelligence – Companies such as the Canadian company “Bluedot”, help to analyze data to detect information using 100,000 media sources worldwide in 65 different languages to publish information on outbreaks and climate change. They are one of the first companies that predicted the covid-19 pandemic.

Thermal screening – Contactless infrared screening can screen temperatures of large groups to identify those who are ill, improving the health and safety in public areas.

Technology has undoubtedly made healthcare accessible during the pandemic. However, issues remain regarding patient privacy as some telehealth technologies do not fully comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Francis Dunn Miami

Francis Dunn is from Miami Florida. He works as a data engineer and clinical analyst in the biotech industry. For the past 25 years he has focused on improving the world of healthcare using disruptive technologies. At DMDconnects, Francis Dunn discovered new ways to create revenue streams while managing enterprise clients. He was able to triple the size of client service teams while keeping the sales force motivated to win.