Written By Anita Ginsburg / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Medical technology is experiencing a revolutionary surge in development with the advent of new software and the growing medical Internet community. While there are still places that feed misinformation, having medical information online has made crucial facts accessible to more people.
There are four areas of medical technology that are capitalizing the best on this new era. These areas will support the future of the entire industry.
Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote patient monitoring saves lives and eases a significant portion of the financial burden on families. Also known as RPM, this practice is where doctors monitor patients without being physically close to them. They use various technologies to gather vital health information without moving the patient.
In many cases, this leads to faster response times in a crisis. For elderly or immobilized patients, it reduces the stress of traveling to an office or hospital if they notice a change in their symptoms.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, several legal changes approved the most popular forms of RPM for reimbursement. This move greatly normalized the use of RPM. Most RPMs monitor blood pressure, weight, heart rate, and blood sugar.
Mental Health Technology
With people’s increased knowledge of mental health issues comes the demand for diagnosis and treatment that didn’t exist before. This area of medical technology is underdeveloped and just starting to see signs of its full potential.
Currently, there are digital applications that provide a preliminary diagnosis and gather patient data. Of course, any official assessment must be done by a mental health professional.
However, these applications widen the accessibility and efficiency of mental health treatments. Another promising area of this technology is video games specifically designed as prescriptions for children. The FDA authorized EndeavorRX as a legitimate way to treat ADHD in young children. The possibilities in this field are endless.
Companies like Intervoke create medical animations for medical professionals to use. This is an innovative technology that creates realistic three-dimensional animations of the human body. It is beneficial for doctors and medical practitioners and is a massive advancement in medical education.
Now, healthcare education can be communicated in a uniquely visual way. These renderings are not limited to the human body. Medical animation can create models of surgical procedures, drug treatments, and even medical devices. This will close the educational accessibility gap for a lot of people.
It is an incredible time to be alive when technology is catching up to science fiction books. Progress in artificial intelligence is beginning to lead to incredible revolutions in healthcare. Artificial intelligence can analyze massive amounts of medical data and learn to make decisions based on each patient.
Of course, they will have no actual authority in someone’s healthcare decisions, but the incredible analysis capabilities could change the game for many patients.
There is much to be excited about in this new age of medical technology. Many of these fields are just getting started, and it is difficult to predict how advanced they will become.
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Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colo. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.