Advancements in medical technology has allowed healthcare providers to effectively diagnose and treat their patients. All this has resulted in greater healthcare delivery and also ensured that patients get the access to authentic information which can further be used as a source for prevention. Most of the diseases do not occur overnight, majority of the times we tend to ignore the symptoms and do not take preventive measures which later on results in bigger health issues.
Thanks to medical technology, various innovations are now being deployed across the globe to address the much needed access to preventive care. This is being done in the form preventive medical devices which are easy to use and help in monitoring diseases like diabetes, hypertension etc. Not only can it help in timely diagnosis but ensure that early medical precautions are being taken. Prevention encourages healthy living and limits the initial onset of diseases, screening at-risk individuals, as well as strategies for appropriate management of existing diseases and complications. It is essential to have a coordinated, planned prevention approach that promotes healthy behaviour which helps early detection and diagnosis of disease and eliminates health gaps. With the change and innovation in technology, it plays a strategic role in fostering the change of health care delivery towards better health outcomes.
In many cases early diagnosis can help in preventive and can further determine the course of treatment. It definitely has a significant impact on the quality of care provided and treating the disease more rapidly and at an earlier stage. Going forward, innovation in the healthcare field will fuel of the growth of preventive care. Some of the tech-advancements include:
Wireless wearable sensors– Using wearable wireless sensors, one can use smartphone to generate their own medical data, including measuring blood-oxygen, glucose levels, blood pressure and heart rhythm etc. There is an increasing number of consumers turn to wellness apps, devices and wearable sensors, gadgets are helping people stay active, sleep well and eat healthy.
Networked-based health- It will build a new kind of awareness that can redefine the role in shaping health practices. Open-source solutions will provide tools to enable people to build their own awareness about health, reinforced by transparent information and peer-to-peer support and help.
Digital technology and information– The systems could also support new ways to think about health intrusions. Smart mobile devices connected to powerful computational resources in the cloud could provide a platform to deliver targeted, customized health issues at just the right time and right place to be maximally effective.
Sometimes phisticated miniaturized sensors– They are emerging that can track behaviour and health status and provide personalized feedback that could motivate positive behaviour change. Real-time task routing could dramatically change the way in which health care is delivered.
As these innovations continue, chances for majority of us to lead a healthy lifestyle will no longer be a challenge. The future looks promising and the scope of growth in the healthcare industry remains endless.
Sour eyes: ETHealthworld.com