In 2023, the world is certainly becoming more technological, and in the area of healthcare, this is showing!
There are more doctor’s surgeries, as well as dental surgeries, around the globe offering digital appointments, as well as tech giants creating more accessible patient data via portals, allowing patients to have a more active role in their healthcare. Great!
So, in 2023, what are some of the hottest healthcare technological trends to look out for? Here’s a quick guide!
A key trend that is building momentum in 2023 is the use of medical portals for both patients and staff. Also known as electronic health records (or EHR), these are accessible to patients and healthcare providers via certain platforms, enabling patients to view test results, book appointments, and communicate directly with their doctors. One of the most trusted is Nethealth’s EHR software system. So, be sure to look into it for your surgery!
The COVID pandemic somewhat forced doctors, dentists, and even opticians to engage in telemedicine, using an array of different meeting apps like Zoom and Skype. However, it has been incredibly successful! As such, more healthcare settings are engaging with telemedicine, which is ideal if you have patients looking for a repeat prescription or have another minor ailment that may not warrant hours of travel if they live somewhere remote.
Next are the tools that can help staff with remote monitoring.
Remote monitoring devices are great in settings like hospitals or care homes, as they will feed staff real-time data about the patients they are looking after, allowing the medical team to intervene only when needed. These devices can also be used in home help situations, where a patient’s heart rate and blood pressure can be constantly fed to carers via computer or company smartphone software. Very clever and lifesaving!
AI in Healthcare
Artificial intelligence, or AI in healthcare, has made a huge difference.
How? It is improving software solutions and helping predict patient outcomes and compliance by viewing data sets that would take years to review for a human. AI is also helping doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers in the area of diagnostics. AI software can assess A set of symptoms to determine the most likely culprit from a vast database of disorders, thus reducing misdiagnosis and promoting better health for patients.
Billing Outsourcing Software
No doctor or nurse wants to deal with calculating how much treatment is going to cost.
However, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many departments in hospitals that used to calculate the costs of treatment to submit to services have been cut back, partially due to health and safety and partially due to the increased need for as much space in the hospital as possible for patients. So, there is now outsourcing software being developed, which will allow healthcare providers to outsource this task, thus allowing them to focus on patient care. Such software systems are also able to cut out the middleman and send the bill straight to the insurance company.
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