Many new technologies in medicine are designed to aid medical professionals to analyze data and integration. They also provide them with information into a patient’s condition, and help them identify better treatment options. For example connected inhalers can help patients save lives by reminding them to take their medication. Additionally, devices like AccuVein make it easier for doctors and nurses to find veins during injections by showing them where the blood flow is situated on the skin’s surface. Other smart devices assist to make surgery safer, such as virtual reality systems which allows surgeons to practice procedures before they start on the patient.
Telemedicine is a new technology that will be available in 2022 that can improve patient outcomes. This technology allows doctors diagnose and treat patients remotely using the use of a video link. This reduces the number of hospital visits that patients have to make. It can also cut waiting times for treatment, and improve access to care.
Wearables are a different healthcare innovation that monitors a patient’s blood oxygen levels, stress level, and heart rate. This technology can alert doctors that a patient’s health is declining. They can then take preventative measures to avoid needing to undergo more intensive treatment in the future. CRISPR and other techniques for editing genes are changing the way in which diseases are diagnosed through allowing scientists to change or correct DNA. This could help in the treatment of some fatal diseases.