If there is one industry which has always benefited the most from the advancement of technology it is the healthcare sector and in the last 2 decades alone we have seen absolutely enormous strides taken thanks to so many advancements which have been made.
Companies around the world such as Konica Minolta work tirelessly to ensure that the healthcare community is always the first to benefit from new ways of working and new technology, in order to give us the best chance of offering the greatest healthcare possible. Here then are just a few examples of how technology has helped us to improve the healthcare sector.
When we talk about tech it is easy to think of all the new fangled machines that we place in hospitals in order to treat us better but we should always bear in mind the importance of research facilities and giving chemical engineers the very best tech so that they can create new treatments and cures to a wide range of illnesses. Very often what slows down the research is a lack of technical equipment in order to carry out investigations into new drugs, and new tech such as cell tracking software has helped us immeasurably in our efforts to get more helpful drugs out there.
In the case of so many diseases early diagnosis is critical and it can often make the difference between life and death. As each decade passes we come out with easier and better ways of diagnosing patients and testing them. For example the work which we can do with blood now is able to give us results quicker and with more accuracy that ever before, in turn helping thousands of patients to find out what is wrong with them in record time. We have also seen huge improvements in scanning machines and this is not only safer than ever before, but it is also more precise in what it is able to do.
Whilst it is still being trialled in many areas around the world, having a doctor’s appointment over video calling looks to be a fantastic idea which is going to significantly reduce pressure on the healthcare system. A doctor can see far more patients in a short space of time with this method, they can listen to the symptoms, see any issues which the patient has, and then recommend a course of action. We have already see than 3/4 patients end up not needing hospital care, in the past they may well have taken themselves there first.
Possibly the most exciting thing which we are seeing in hospitals is robots which are remotely controlled. This means that a world class surgeon in Detroit could carry out a procedure in London, using the remote control software. Naturally this is still in the early stages and it is only minor procedures which it is being used for at the moment, nonetheless there is certainly a great deal of potential for this kind of equipment.
Tech and medicine go hand in hand, let’s hope that things continue to move in that way.