According to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) health sector survey, more than half of health care workers will need at least some retraining in the near future.
Fremont, CA: Since the invention of eyeglasses and the stethoscope, medical technology has significantly advanced. The expansion of the mobile Internet and the growing ageing global population are driving changes in the healthcare industry, and related technologies are changing faster than ever. According to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) health sector survey, more than half of health care workers will need at least some retraining in the near future.
Discover more about medical technologies that will help healthcare workers in future.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has made great strides. By deploying advanced telemedicine solutions, doctors expand their reach by allowing them to remotely screen and diagnose more patients in less time, even when isolated, minimizing the number of patients admitted to hospitals and healthcare facilities.
New Methods of Drug Development
In less than a year, the development of several safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 can be recollected as one of the most scientific advances in human history. The process has been accelerated by regulatory measures and innovations in medical testing. Virtual clinical trials, primarily conducted online, ease the burden of participation. A bright future for new drug development can be opened when the spirit of collaboration rather than competition among pharmaceutical companies is combined.
Reliable and lightning-fast internet connections are required for key drivers of modern technologies such as AI, IoT, and big data to reach their capability in healthcare. Enter 5G. Reliable, real-time connections allow for the most immediate benefits of telemedicine and enable millions of people to access health care. But this is only the beginning. A growing number of connected devices with more reliable data streams open the door to healthcare innovation. Sensors and medical devices connected to 5G with zero latency can instantly collect and transmit data. This will improve patient monitoring, which will improve patient outcomes. Futurists are already considering the benefits of 5G, medical and robotics alliances. But patients don't have to wait long to see changes. Experts say 5G-enabled devices will quickly lead to a new healthcare paradigm called the 4Ps that support predictive, preventive, personalization and engagement.