For decades, technological advancements in the health industry have benefited humanity, increasing the survivability against diseases, improving treatment quality and timeline, and ultimately prolonging the human lifespan. But as newer forms of health threats emerge, development of new health technologies and improvement of existing ones are integral to the continuity of the species. Here’s four reasons why it’s imperative for local governments, private companies, and even consumers to continue making improvements in the health industry.
The healthcare field recently made available digital diagnostics that allows everyone from anywhere to perform health-related tests, which could detect possible health threats remotely. Software like NeuroTrack, for example, can be downloaded into a computer and then used as a test to identify impairments in certain parts of the brain through assessment of eye movement. Although highly useful especially in areas that lack access to hospitals and doctors, the technology remains relatively nascent and must further undergo improvement to cover more diseases and produce more accurate test results.
Wearable bands that are preset to take vital signs at daily intervals have played a huge role in the healthcare field. This allows patients to get their vitals sign information and report any unusual fluctuations and provide nursing staff with immediate baseline vitals from which to draw up a treatment plan. Wearable bands, however, are still a bit expensive to be a consumer-friendly item.
Supplies, ranging from gloves to viscosity and overhead laboratory stirrers, are used to either provide direct or indirect patient care. While these products have come a long way from their inception, there are still some that have some improving to do. Air and electric mixers for laboratory use, for example, can be improved to accommodate a wider range of industries as well as compounds. They can also be pronounced as “safe” meaning that the motors and moving parts are protected when mixing certain substances.
Health records are adding up to unmanageable loads at primary hospitals and healthcare centers. While cloud-based servers are now a commonplace technology used by different industries, the healthcare industry has yet to fully take advantage of the Cloud. In the future, improvements must be made to integrate the digital storing and management of all health records in all healthcare settings. Sure, it will take time to undergo such a dramatic change within such a global scale, yet it definitely increases the efficiency of data storage and minimizes paperwork onsite.
Making sound technological improvements in the healthcare setting will require time and cooperation amongst all healthcare practitioners and providers involved. Undergoing these improvements can ensure a safer and more effective care plan for patients in the future.