Healthcare trends act as the guiding point for the healthcare industry. They show their expected future and shines a light on the major technologies that are destined to change the industry drastically.
Healthcare trends help industry leaders to get a feel of what patients need and how they can advance their businesses to meet these needs.
However, executives in the healthcare field are nervous about embracing the latest healthcare trends. According to Digital Authority Partners, some of the most established companies in the health industry are reluctant about leaving their functioning business processes even if they cost more than the new next-generation methods.
This resistance, however, has not stopped the healthcare industry from advancing and innovating. The process is slower than other fields based on discovery. A study by Accenture shows that the industry stands to save over $60 billion by making decisive and correct technological investments today. Despite the executives liking, the health industry is transforming both within and outside. The growth is set to grow exponentially over the years.
There are a couple of trends that are expected to redefine healthcare this year and grow in momentum to propel the industry from the past into the 21st century. These include:
Wearable and IoT Devices
Through combining predictive analytics, hardware and mobile applications wearable technologies are slowly redefining disease management, patient diagnostics, and preventive care techniques.
HeartGuide is a beautiful smartwatch that boasts of an LCD display and Lithium-ion battery that needs to be charged twice per week. This sleek watch can store up to 100 blood pressure readings, sleep quality measurements up to 7 times and physical history for 7 days.
For those who are not fond of the small display have a companion mobile application for both IOS and Android smartphones. The application features a beautiful dashboard that educates you on all your blood-pressure and other health readings. With these readings, it also gives some important heart health improvement recommendations for you.
One development that has taken the health industry by storm is the watch’s ability to take blood pressure readings during the night. Studies have shown that sharp rises in blood pressure occur mostly during the night and immediately after waking up. This has caused many deaths related to blood pressure conditions.
The blockchain is mostly associated with cryptocurrency, however, it is also revolutionizing healthcare space by allowing the sharing and analysis of crucial patient data in real time. This will greatly improve the quality of healthcare delivered and provide transparency.
These solutions have slowly become popular as alternatives for doctor visits. However, it will not be able to hit its full potential until new laws are passed to allow doctors to be paid equally for virtual consultations as they are paid for face to face consultations.
Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure
Simon H. Stertzer, M.D is a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine and is also the Chairman of the Board t BioCardia. BioCardia is a medicine company focused on the clinical stage of regenerative biotechnology.
BioCardia develops innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Simon Stertzer in 1964 executed the first selective coronary arteriogram in New York. He also initiated the subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology by carrying out the very first coronary balloon angioplasty in the USA. He has performed more than 12,500 cardiac interventions and has worked side by side with others to develop new technologies for the improvement of patient care.
Dr. Stertzer is a co-founder of BioCardia from 1999 and was an initiator and board member of the Arterial Vascular Engineering which is an angioplasty balloon and stent company which was later attained by Medtronic Inc.
This article comes from JGBilling, a medical billing company