“In the upcoming years, the electronic medical record might not play a big role, as a person’s health history concerns. As most of the data regarding the patient will be stored on the phone directly or it will be in the cloud securely, and the patient will be enticed to collect, curate and share that data. Most surgeons could visit will be transferred to YouTube meets virtual doctors and it is because of an aspect of virtual reality.”
– Leslie Saxon
There is no wonder how technology has taken command in the healthcare sector. Even WHO responds that technology has played a big part to help through COVID-19, health IT services is a combination that accelerates the development of various instruments for diagnosis and treatment in the fastest way.
Healthcare software development is one of the vital parts of the modernized transformation of the traditional medical world. The latest innovations and advancements in the medical world are one way to show what our upcoming generation is going to have.
The prime reason for medical professionals opting for software developments is — the quality, as the traditional method has more loopholes risking the patients’ lives, where software takes part in every single stage of treatment, providing accurate results of the illness.
Medical software development in a hospital involves these to make things easier for users.
- Electronic Medical Records
- Admissions of New and Old Cases
- Picture Archive and Communication System
- Discharges and Transfers
- Pathology and Microbiology Labs
- Pharmacy and Billing
However, testing is one of the essential parts of the software as a person’s life depends on the performance and reliability of healthcare software development. And, especially, the plan is to bring these software applications to mobile users. Let’s understand how mobile is the main target of healthcare software developers.
What is the future of healthcare software development?
Mobile apps are the best and easiest way to avail all resources of patients’ accurate data for healthcare professionals without the hassle of misplacing it or being careless about all the paper documents in the hospitals.
“The first thing we need to comprehend is that the mobile has become a part of our every day in everybody’s life. So if you want to create a solution then you ought to create a mobile solution, otherwise, it’s a waste.” Mal Postings Global CTO — IT Advisory Ernst & Young
The combination of mobile technology and data analytics instantly provides the data on the phone, which medical & healthcare professionals will gain through medical technology.
Statista predicts that mobile users are going to 7.41 Billion by 2024, which means the healthcare sector has the biggest scope to develop medical software for mobile users as the number is increasing day-by-day.
In the same way, the future is waiting for us to bring the medical world into your smartphone. We’re going to understand the future of medical science which is built by healthcare software development companies for the upcoming years.
Future Medical Development:
#1 Virtual Reality
Virtual reality is one of the massive successes in various industries like Architecture, Tourism, Learning and Development. And the revolution VR is going to bring in the lives of patients and surgeons is astonishing.
VR will allow medical experts to conduct surgery from anywhere in the world instead of travelling across the globe. That means patients don’t have to wait till the doctor arrives at the hospital for the operation.
Also, with VR, you can train future doctors for the surgery as well. You can have these software programmes which are created by companies like e Osso VR and ImmersiveTouch.
A recent comparison of Harvard Business Review between VR-trained and traditionally-trained surgeons shows that VR-trained had a 230% performance. Also, VR trainees are much faster and accurate to perform surgery.
#2 Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
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What can be better than IoMT for managing medical staff, facilities, the interaction among patients-doctor-family? Just the way IoT is a vital part of transforming any other industry into a digital platform, the medical sector also needs management of IoMT.
IoMT helps to collect all the data with the help of smart sensors to help medical professionals to track down the symptoms of diseases, reasons, the potential solution, so the professional can be prepared with the possible therapeutic methods.
Also, to manage the plethora of patients, their time, prescription, and inventory become an easier task for hospital staff by healthcare software.
For instance, you can take these healthcare facilities that IoMT sensors and custom-built software assist with:
- Cost effectivity and increased efficiency
- Enhanced quality of healthcare sector
- Patient flow management
- Better inventory management
#3 Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is known for making things easier, and in the healthcare sector it simplifies various work for patients, medical staff and hospital administrators. AI overtakes the responsibilities of humans, providing accurate results in a short span at a moderate cost.
The report of Accenture dictates that the AI sector is one of the world’s highest-growth industries, the financial growth of it will reach $150 billion by 2026 in the world.
We all are aware that sometimes humans could end up misdiagnosing illness and a medical error could lead to deaths.
However, AI is 100% human to those mistakes and can predict the diagnosis of the disease in the fastest way that will improve the diagnostic process with exceptional healthcare applications.
These are the medical centre that uses AI to have better future of medical of AI use in the medical profession:
- Buoy Health: It is an AI-based symptom and cures checker for diagnosing and treatment.
- PathAI: PathAI assists pathologists to make accurate diagnoses.
- BioXcel Therapeutics: They apply AI to identify and cultivate new drugs for immuno-oncology and neuroscience.
- Atomwise: The implication of AI in Atomwise is to tackle serious diseases like Ebola, multiple sclerosis, etc.
Nanotechnology is one of the advancements that the medical world has embraced with open arms. Healthcare developers and medical surgeons are intending to operate nanoparticles and nanodevices as drug delivery systems, for gastroenterology surgery, and cancer treatment devices.
At CES 2020, France established company Grapheal indicates that with nanotechnology, you can create a smart patch that continuously monitors wounds while its graphene core can stimulate during wound healing.
Example of gastroenterology diagnosis:
PillCam is one of the successful inventions of healthcare software developers using nanotechnology. PillCam is an electronic pill, which works wirelessly to diagnose or to release the drug directly into your GastroIntestinal. It can take biopsy samples for analysis as well.
The Awaiting Future!
Well, it’s safe to say that we’re blessed to be in the era of digital where technology can transfer fantasies into reality. And the way healthcare software development is be-friendling with advanced technology it certainly creates a miracle for all of us.
The future of medical science is certainly going to be one of the biggest changes in the world with these above technologies and the novice mind of developers.