In every industry, there is a lot of digital transformation happening and the Healthcare industry is no excuse! A decade ago when you schedule a doctor’s appointment you would have to wait for a long time before you meet the doctor. If any tests were done, you would have to go back and come after a couple of hours to get the results.
But, thankfully things are changing (slowly but steadily). To provide a better healthcare for people, there has been a lot of digital transformation in the industry to help us all live longer and lead a safer, healthier life.
Below, we are going to discuss the top 5 digital transformations in the healthcare industry for 2019.
AI has been a game-changing technology in the recent years. It has been improving various industries and enabling a better customer experience. When it comes to AI, scans and other services have improved dramatically. With the help of AI and deep learning, body scans can analyze CT scans almost 150 times quicker than a human radiologist. The results are more accurate which helps in determining the most effective treatment. AI also reduces costs, prevents identity theft and improves processes.
AR and VR
AR as we know helps doctors perform dangerous procedures without having to learn on human beings. But, did you know AR and VR has the ability to help Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients retrieve memories by returning them to a specific time, experience, or sound which could have been close to their heart. Digital transformation is all about patient experience and bringing overall joy to patients.
Waiting for your files to arrive at the doctor’s table is one of the most stressful things. What’s worse is when you have to visit a different doctor or a specialist where you have to transfer your files. With blockchain, now the entire process can be an easy one! The necessary files can be automatically transferred to any doctor or specialist quickly with a complete medical history. Blockchain also improves data protection and eliminates security issues keeping records and information safe.
In this digital age, even doctors are now willing to look at patients with the help of technology even in the most remote locations of the world. Not everyone can afford to fly across the state or country to meet with a specialist. In this case, the local doctor can connect with a specialist digitally, allowing anyone to access the best healthcare at any time. This also saves doctors a lot of time and cost of travelling.