Digital technology has transformed almost every industry sector, including Education, Retail, Banking, Manufacturing, IT, Communications, logistics, healthcare, hospitality, etc.
The Healthcare industry, which was traditionally operating, got a big boost from digital transformation. This sector needed the most modern and superfast systems at all levels due to the gravity of importance at any given stage.
Primarily as we consider the basic points of operations, mainly R&D, consultation, diagnostic and pathological procedures, medication, treatments, hospitalization, monitoring, and analysis; digital technology has been created as a multi-disciplinary concept integrating all the vital work procedures in a single line to be easily connected, reviewed, and enhanced in the main objective of the process.
Technology has penetrated all functional sections of the healthcare industry in many ways.
Dynamic Resource gateway: Having opened the vast internet resource and accessibility to multiple global research laboratories, doctors and clinical scientists are better equipped with searching for necessary medical knowledge resources. It has helped in recruiting the medical staff, sourcing visiting consultants, and connecting with numerous diagnostic centres and blood banks.
Strengthening the Research and development: The scientists in various domains of medical research use modern technologies of AI, Augmented reality, data assimilation, and processing.
Facilitating clinical research and support: This involves designing and developing epidemiological service trials, developing and customization in the process of collection and management of clinical data, and further analysis.
Monitoring the quality of healthcare: The entire process, right from patient enrolment to the quick data collection, periodical diagnosis and related treatments, monitoring of changes in the results, creating an analysis of the treatment with the doctor’s opinion, have all improved the quality of the treatment. Precise diagnosis coupled with the right and timely medication or treatment results in recovery in the minimum time period.
Real-time tracking: Inventory tracking, storage, and management are crucial functions for any medical facility. All the essential drugs, medicines, vaccines, consumables, accessories, medical aids, blood units, plasma, etc., need to be stored in sufficient quantity. This includes the availability of Doctors and ambulance services.
Streamlining the entire process. The entire process is unified in a central system that helps in easy tracking, coordination, updates, reports, analysis, surveys, and analytical study.
Global Connect: Enabling the role, opinion, and consultation of multiple Doctors, researchers, and joint consultation on critical procedures.
Quick and easy communication. Digital technology has made entire communication easy, smooth, and seamless. Regardless of the location of the consulting physicians, diagnostic centres, and other facilities, all things can be easily connected under one system without the need to move the patient.
Round-the-clock assistance: 24X7 and 365 days dedicated functions have boosted in saving the lives of patients in accidents or other medical emergencies. Quick, timely medical support has steadily controlled the death rate.
Remote consultation: Modern integrated software platforms connect the patients easily to the doctors through audio or video calls facilitating the data sharing for clear communication and patient experience.
Smart projection: Modern tools in software systems that read, identify, and analyse in their built-in frameworks; help in the creation of smart, accurate, and logical projections. Close monitoring in various stages of pregnancy in the foetal development and response to the expected growth parameters and also in the sectors of fertility solutions, oncology, and cosmetic surgeries.
Real-time consultation: Virtual meeting platforms have helped in Audio-visual interactions for real-time consultation.
Data Science: Data management and analytics in important complex case studies have strengthened the decision-making process helping in various stages.
Wearable technology: Modern devices like heart monitors, pacemakers, hearing aids, automated wheelchairs have made the treatment and the life after treatment easier.
Robotic applications: A better control, accuracy, speed, and reliability has been established in certain niche areas of healthcare which are active assistance in complex surgeries, disinfection, and sanitization, supply-analysis-delivery operations, patient care with symptom analysis, assistance, etc.
The Journey Ahead
The role of digital technology has miraculously elevated the quality, accuracy, and speed of the procedures resulting in faster recovery and well-being of the patients. We can gladly look up to the phenomenal advancements and the magnitude of its efficacy that has transformed human lives into a blessed lifestyle.