Many of the new technologies in medicine focuses on helping medical professionals by providing data integration and predictive analysis. They also provide them with insights into a patient’s health condition and help them determine better treatment options. For example connected inhalers can help patients save lives by reminding them to take their medication. AccuVein for instance assists nurses and doctors locate veins while injecting patients by showing the area where blood flow is on the skin surface. Other smart devices help to make surgery more secure, for instance virtual reality systems that allows surgeons to practise procedures prior to introducing them to the patient.
Telemedicine is another innovation for 2022 that can improve the outcomes of patients. The technology allows doctors to diagnose and treat their patients remotely by using an online video link. This can reduce the number of hospital visits a patient needs to make. It also reduces the length of time patients wait for treatment and increase access to healthcare.
Wearables are another innovation in healthcare that monitors the levels of blood oxygen in a patient’s body in addition to stress levels and heart rate. This technology can notify doctors when a patient’s condition is declining. They can then take preventative measures and prevent the need for more intensive treatment in the future. In the meantime, gene editing technologies such as CRISPR have revolutionized the way diseases are treated by allowing scientists to alter or correct a patient’s DNA. This could provide cures for a variety of deadly diseases.