Future of Healthcare
The future of healthcare is a topic that has been discussed for years now. It has been said that the changes in healthcare will be as big, if not bigger, than those of the Industrial Revolution. With so many uncertainties and new innovations coming out every day it’s hard to predict what this future may look like.
However, we can’t wait until the future arrives to begin preparing for it. There are many things that healthcare providers and organizations should be doing today to prepare themselves for what is coming in this fast-paced environment.
Start by assessing your current needs – now: you need a plan of action to identify how technology will impact your organization’s goals and objectives. You also need an understanding of where technology could help address gaps in meeting those goals. Start with determining which technologies have potential benefits on areas such as patient care delivery, administration, medical education or other services offered at their organization.
Take a look at the different technologies available and their potential benefits on areas such as patient care delivery, administration, medical education or other services offered by an organization. When it comes to protecting your family’s health in today’s digital world, consider this scenario: Your doctor is out of town and you need to see someone immediately because one of your kids has been injured playing sports. You find a nearby urgent care center that takes walk-ins but they don’t have pediatricians on staff there. They tell you they will send them over from another office since this isn’t an emergency situation…but how do we know if our child has only a minor injuries that aren’t urgent? In this case we need to know the medical condition of our child and it is difficult to do with an injury. There are a variety of technological tools that can help in this situation by providing instant access to expertise, data or other resources needed for diagnosis and treatment.
In the future, organizations may use mobile applications, telemedicine apps (for example those designed specifically for doctors), virtual reality programs or augmented reality technologies such as Microsoft’s Hololens headsets to provide better care delivery while also reducing costs associated with large investments on new technology infrastructure.