Healthcare Trends and New Technology.

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Healthcare Trends and New TechnologyA high level meeting was held at Healthcare Informationand Management Systems Society(HIMSS) among investors, entrepreneurs and physicians recently that focused on the future ofthe healthcare in terms of robots and wearable.Background InformationA paradigm shift in technology brought about by Big Data, mobility, security and cloudcomputing, has rapidly transformed the society and created new possibilities in healthcare sector.These new possibilities are changing the dynamics of the hospitals, researchers, doctors andpatients. This massive advancement in the field of technology is enabling better diagnosis andprognosis by the application of robots and wearables because the nanotechnology isrevolutionizing the entire healthcare by providing the customers the tools to take care ofthemselves(Liao, Emanuel, & Navathe, 2016).Importance of TopicThe tools such as Fitbit are proving to be highly effective by allowing the customers to tracktheir physical activities, sleep patterns, heart beats, blood pressure as well as intake of calorie.The remote monitoring of healthcare and telemedicine have now entered into the retail spacesand therefore, some dedicated mobile apps are providing their services by putting the healthcareinto the hands of the patients. The healthcare concern is even allowing more sophisticateddevices and much advanced technologies in order to prevent the more serious diseases. In thisregard, wearable devices are playing crucial role in processing actionable raw data from patientsto the doctors. Recently, a Google X Lab came ahead with a project in which nanotechnologywill be used to detect cancer (O’Hara, Stock & Davies, 2016). Apart from that, new technology
is making possible the robotic-assisted surgery that is boosting the skills of the surgeon and evencould perform the operation from continents away. Also, DNA analysis has become arevolutionary step in the field of medical science.How it is relatedThe telemedicine as is discussed in the article, has a lot of benefits in terms of immediate remoteaccess to medication in adverse life threatening circumstances. For example, if somebodydevelops an allergic reaction at some place then a drug dispensing solution can be administeredthrough video conferencing. As per a report given by National Centre for Policy Analysis,around 7 million people would be utilizing Tele-health services by the end of 2018. As far asRobotics is concerned, its precision and flexibility is efficiently allowing the doctors or surgeonsto perform complex surgeries. In this regard, the intelligence-based systems have demonstratedpositive results in the areas of joint replacement, behavioral health, spinal surgery, brain surgeryor in the treatment of cancer. The way healthcare industry is achieving advancements, there isgrowing demand to make healthcare IT to make favorite child of Technological Innovation(Lee& Kim, 2016).Response to the ArticleI agree that the next-generation wearables and the use of sensors is going to makecommunication to enhance the wellness of the people. The use of wearables is going to maketheir users more responsible and sensitive towards their health as they would remind them to takeactivities. As the patient-generated health data will be huge, so it would be processed in a muchproductive way.
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