2020 has shown us that digitally assisted healthcare cannot be just a rough idea of the future, but rather the next step and a necessity. E-health is otherwise known as the use of information and communication technology to take care of a state of well-being. This is a series of measures to improve access to information and consultation with a doctor at any time. So it’s worth listing the top 4 digital healthcare trends that may surprise us in 2021.
The pandemic unleashed the potential of telemedicine and certainly proved that today we can communicate with our doctors in a great way, for consultation and health monitoring. This is a trend that is sure to continue. Digitizing preventative health care is also a big step forward for people with chronic conditions that rely on constant monitoring and control of heart rate, blood oxygen, glucose, and a door opener to effective home care. Additionally, prevention can significantly reduce health care expenses by freeing up doctors and other staff.
Wearable devices in healthcare
Self-monitoring health devices and apps will be one of many digital health trends in 2021. There are more and more home appliances that allow for remote health monitoring or support the initial medical diagnosis. How do such devices work? The smart scale will monitor water levels in the body, and there is also talk of portable ECG monitors and blood pressure monitors. According to Insider Intelligence, the global shipment of wearable devices reached 440 million units in 2020.
Artificial intelligence and data analysis
Artificial intelligence has the potential to simplify the lives of patients, doctors. In 2021, we will see widespread use of AI in many areas of medicine. Data-driven artificial intelligence will make doctors’ jobs more efficient and rewarding. From diagnosing diseases to providing personalized care and monitoring patients’ health at home to testing drugs and vaccines. The right software, developed using artificial intelligence and machine learning, can speed up data analysis and improve disease research and treatment.