With the passing years, technology continues to evolve, and there is no stopping it. The medical CIOs have taken equal efforts to invest in the latest discoveries and innovations in the pharmaceutical industry.
FREMONT, CA: For many years now, technology and medicine have been growing hand in hand. There has been constant development in pharmaceuticals and the medical industry where the medical CIOs have made remarkable decisions to save millions of lives and cured others. It is an exciting phase where people cannot predict what the latest invention is going to be.
The medical CIOs have specific responsibilities, which are implemented in the entire medicine and pharma industry. There are a few innovations that the CIOs are investing in the world of medicine today:
Inhalers are considered to be the primary treatment for asthma, and if treated appropriately, it can reduce almost 90 percent of the patient’s effects. To lend a hand to the people with asthma in managing their conditions better, CIOs have invested on the Bluetooth-enabled smart inhalers, which are specially developed for asthmatic patients. A tiny device is connected to the inhaler, which keeps track of the date and time of every dose. It also monitors if they are being followed as per the prescription. The recorded data is then sent to the smartphone of the patient so that they can keep track of their condition as well as control it. Different clinical trials reflect that leveraging the smart inhaler device results in lesser reliever medicine with more reliever-free days.
People have often seen the use of robotic surgery in medicine that helps to aid in accuracy, control, and much flexibility. All through robotic surgery, surgeons carry out complex procedures, which are not possible or challenging on a human level. With the developing technology, it can be associated with augmented reality (AR) to let surgeons observe different significant and additional information concerning the patient in real-time, even while operating. The innovation has raised a few controversies related to replacing human surgeons, but it is an open secret that robots can only assist and enhance the work of the surgeons. In the future, surgeons are going to get additional help from the robots, nothing more or less than that, which confirms that they are here to stay.
Wireless Brain Sensors:
Having heaps of plastics available has encouraged scientists and doctors to collaborate and create bioresorbable electronics. It can be placed in the brain and can dissolve once it is no longer required. The innovation of such a medical device can help the doctors to measure the temperature as well as pressure within the patient’s brain. One of the most beneficial features of the technology is that it requires no additional surgery to remove it as it dissolves on its own.
Medical CIOs have also brought the 3D printers, which have become the much talked about device in recent times. The printers are being implemented to create implants and also joints to be used for surgery. The 3-D-printed prosthetics have now become increasingly popular as they are completely tailored for a patient with different digital functionalities that allows them to match the appropriate measurements of the individual. The device also helps patients with higher levels of mobility and comfort. By leveraging the printers, authorities can create both long-lasting items, giving critical examples of medicine and technology working simultaneously.
Bio-printing is another emerging medical technology that has taken 3D printing to a higher level. Some processes successfully regenerate skin cells for skin draughts for burn victims, which are now followed by the creation of blood vessels, synthetic ovaries, and pancreas too. The artificial organ gradually grows inside the patient’s body and replaces the original defective one.
In the past few years, there has been a rise in the demand for wearable devices, which were first released in 2000, having Bluetooth. People now make use of their phones to track every movement, starting from their steps to physical fitness and heartbeats along with their sleeping patterns. The development of such wearable technologies is mainly for the growing chronic diseases like diabetes that can be aided by helping patients to track and improve their fitness.
Medical technology is getting more and more personalized for individual patients. Precision medicine allows physicians to pick appropriate medication and therapies to treat diseases, such as cancer, according to the genetic make-up of an individual. The personalized medicine is way more effective and efficient than any other method of treatment as it directly attacks the tumors based on specific genes and proteins of the patient. It causes gene mutations and makes it easier for the drug to destroy cancer. Besides, precision medicine can also be utilized to treat rheumatoid arthritis as it uses a similar mechanism. It targets the vulnerable genes and weakens it to cut down the symptoms and prevent any joint damages.
People are aware of virtual reality (VR) technology when it comes to the IT industry. But the recent developments of the technology have been witnessed in and around the medicine and pharma industry. Nonetheless, keeping in mind the advanced, the medical CIOs have introduced the AR technology to help the students as well as the doctors to get a closer look at the real-life experiences. Modern tools help them in gaining the knowledge that they have been looking for a long to get a visual understanding of human anatomy and its functions. The VR devices also serve the patients as a great aid with effective diagnosis, treatment plans, and preparation for the procedures they are going to face. The system has also been successful when it comes to patient rehabilitation and recovery.