Technologies are shaping the future of the healthcare space. Artificial intelligence, nanomedicine, 3D printing, robot-assisted technologies, virtual reality, and cloud technologies are already changing the way we view healthcare. These are just a few examples but there are many more!
Today, we aren’t going to talk about all forms of digitalization in medicine. But these are the top ways technology is transforming the remote healthcare sector.
Telehealth is one of the most important technological advancements in the medical field. Using telehealth solutions, doctors are able to deliver healthcare outside medical facilities. Telehealth appointments allow for flexible locations for the healthcare provider and the patient.
Commonly, doctors connect with their patients via a video chat ― similar to Skype but with a sophisticated, high-security network that allows medical professionals to access patients even though they aren’t in the same room.
Telehealth brings lots of benefits as it:
- Improves patient experience and satisfaction
- Drives up the quality of healthcare and efficiency of patient management
- Reduces costs
- Provides better access to health services
- Reduces patient no-shows
Doctors use telehealth technologies for all kinds of things. The most popular services are:
Telemonitoring ― electronic health data interchange
Telemedicine (also known as virtual health) ― messages, video chats, and phone calls to healthcare providers
Telenursing ― remote nursing practice
Telepsychiatry ― delivery of psychiatry care via technology (usually videoconferencing)
Telehealth physical therapy ― delivery of physical therapy care via technology (usually video sessions)
Note: When developing a medical app, make sure it’s compliant with HIPAA. If you’re interested in more information, read about HIPAA compliant remote access.
Medical transcriptionists are highly trained professionals who turn the notes healthcare providers dictate after interacting with the patients into the written format that become a part of patients’ medical records.
Not long ago, medical transcriptionists listened to digital files (audio or video) and translated dictation into the written format. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have given rise to advancements in the medical transcription sector. Medical transcriptionists have shifted from their traditional role to do more editing work on files originally generated by speech recognition software.
If you want to break into the remote healthcare space by developing a software solution, it’s important to understand who’s going to use it.
Target users of medical apps include:
- Pregnant medical officers
- Physicians who are also moms and want to make money from home
- Doctors with disabilities
- Clinicians who teach at colleges and universities and need to work from there
- Retired doctors and therapists
- Healthcare professionals who have moved to another city or country
- Physicians when they’re sick but feel physically fine to work
We hope that our article has given you a better understanding of remote solutions for the healthcare space. If you’re interested in more information about medical software development, we suggest that you read the following articles:
- Medical Mobile App Development: mHealth Market Growth, Current State, and Main Objectives
- Healthcare Mobile App Development for Doctors
- Top 3 Medical Apps for Doctors That Went Big
- Best mHealth Apps for Patients: Doctor on Demand
You’re also welcome to check out our portfolio of mHealth platforms we’ve crafted so far.