There used to be a time when technology and healthcare were considered to be two different worlds. But today both of these could not be more connected. With every new year, technology and healthcare come closer together to create the best possible upgrades and plans to help mankind. After the deadly Covid-19 virus hit our world, the need and brilliant use of technology have only increased. People have seen work and healthy lifestyles change the course of how they have been functioning for 100’s of years.
Doctor appointments and professional work have now completely become virtual. The requirement of being physically available has now become optional and only necessary if needed. So which of these technology trends have done well this year? Let’s go a bit deeper to know which of the top 3 trends have worked and why.
One may argue that the concept of video chatting and having a doctor give you a diagnosis virtually always existed. But did we make use of this before Covid struck us? We would always prefer visiting our doctors in person and getting help. However, now that has changed.
Virtual appointments and diagnoses are now widely accepted and preferred by all. This is not only due to the pandemic but also because, by choosing a virtual appointment, you have been given a plethora of options to choose from. You can choose to consult with a doctor who practices in your country or abroad too. This has made patients feel a lot more in control of their choices and therefore the concept has boomed and shows no signs of it backing down.
Since the concept of virtual medical help is widely appreciated now, third-party connectors connecting you to healthcare services are emerging. Healthcare check-ups, Covid tests, or appointments with doctors, third-party connectors give you all of this through mobile applications and websites.
Whether it is blood or any other kind of samples for tests, all of it can now be collected from the convenience of your home. All you need to do is book a service from these third-party apps and a home visit will be arranged. Just like cabs have an app like Uber, healthcare also has multiple apps that will tend to all your medicine and healthcare needs.
Since Covid gave everyone the shock of their lives. A new profound understanding of taking good care of your health has now emerged. This is why gadgets such as pedometers, fit bits, or any other gadget that helps track certain information about a person's activity for health reasons are now highly popular. Since these gadgets can also be programmed to sync information on online servers, even doctors can keep an eye and keep modifying their health plan of action with patients.
These are only the top 3 trends that we have covered, however, there are still several more trends that have done their round this year. Let us see what new legacies will technology will create in the upcoming years!