WHAT ABOUT FUTURE? (PART ONE)

Here is where we are going to make future of healthcare industry clear…

From digital networks to wearables, the health care industry is undergoing massive technological changes. Here are 10 types of innovations changing its future.

The health care industry will see a 21% increase in IT jobs by 2020, according to research by the [1]University of Chicago. Across all health care sectors, there is a demand for creative, thoughtful uses of health informatics, mobile technology, cloud systems, and digital diagnostics.

 

In this post ( fisr Part ) we are going to review the fisrt 5 out of 10 types of tech that are changing the course of health care :

 

  1. Digital diagnostics

Making health care more accessible includes providing digital diagnostics options for people who need it, especially those who can’t get to a doctor’s office. This is one of the main themes of digital health. One example of digital diagnostics is Neurotrack, a software-based Alzheimer’s diagnostic test that can detect impairments on the hippocampus (the first area of the brain to be affected by the disease) by evaluating eye movement.

Here is a video that “Elli kaplan” CEO of this technology talking about Neurotrack :

 

  1. The cloud

According to recent research by [2]Skyhigh Networks, more than 13% of cloud services in health care are considered high-risk for security breaches, and 77% of them are medium-risk. Cloud services provide a lot of benefits for medical providers, especially in under-developed or rural areas, but there is definite risk involved. The research showed that there are 944 cloud services in use across healthcare providers, and 53% of employees use at least three devices at work.

 

  1. Ultra-fast scans

[3]GE showcased its breakthrough ultra-fast CT scanner earlier this year, which can capture a still image of a heart in one beat. The company said that according to research, about 60% of patients have heart rates of higher than 60 beats per minute and are turned away from scans because their heart beats too fast to scan. With this Revolution CT, doctors can see specific areas of the heart that they could not before.

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  1. Wearables

Wearable technology is going to play a huge role in health care in years to come. The Consumer Electronics Association reports that sales of fitness trackers and smart watches will reach $1 billion this year. But monitoring fitness is only the beginning.

Here Is a video about Healthcare speaker on wearable technologies :

 

 

  1. Health informatics

More than half of US hospitals use some type of electronic records system, but only 6% meet all the federal mandates, according to a recent study out of the University of Michigan. According to researchers at the University of Chicago, 50% of health care dollars are wasted on inefficient record keeping processes. Electronic records have been shown to save large hospitals anywhere between $37 and $59 million. It streamlines the medical care process and lowers malpractice claims, and increases coordination between providers. The federal government set a mandate to have some electronic system in place by this year.

 

 

 

It was the fisrt part of “Future of health care technology”… We hope you enjoyed it!

 [1] is a private research university in Chicago. The university, established in 1890, consists of The College, various graduate programs, and interdisciplinary committees organized into five academic research divisions, six professional schools, and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

[2] Skyhigh Networks, Inc. is a cloud security company based in Campbell, California. The company delivers a service used by companies to discover the cloud services being used by employees, analyze usage patterns to detect anomalies and malware, and encrypt data stored in the cloud

[3] General Electric is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York, and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

 

 

 

 

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