Medical technology has come a long way since the invention of eyeglasses and the stethoscope. The broader availability of mobile internet, the expansion of a more affluent middle class, and an aging global population are all driving change in the healthcare industry, and the associated technology is changing faster than ever before. According to a profile of the healthcare industry by the World Economic Forum, more than half of the medical industry’s workforce is projected to need at least some reskilling in the near future.
Many of the most interesting new technologies in medicine need to be used together, and integrated attempts to do so already exist. Some tech-inspired clinics, such as Forward and One Medical, take a concierge-like approach to primary care, putting technology to use in a way that providers get more quality time with their patients. But that is just the beginning.
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced healthcare into the future, and, as a result, several promising medical technologies were tested on a massive scale. In 2021, the question is how those technologies can be used together in a post-pandemic world.
Read on to learn about the ten hottest medical technologies for 2021.
Health technologies include medicines, medical devices, assistive technologies, techniques and procedures developed to solve health problems and improve the quality of life. Such technologies are used in all types of health facilities, play a major role in contemporary health care systems and contribute directly to the quality of patient care. However, their use needs to be complemented by good staff training and effective organization of health services where application is sought.
1. ADVANCED TELEMEDICINE
2. NEW METHODS OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT
3. DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE
5. 5G-ENABLED DEVICES
7. HEALTHCARE’S DIGITAL ASSISTANTS
8. SMARTER PACEMAKERS
9. A LAB ON A CHIP
10. WEARABLES WITH A PURPOSE
HTA (Health Technology Assessment):
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health care technology. It should include medical, social, ethical, and economic dimensions, and its main purpose is to inform decision-making in the health area.
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