This year, there has been a marked rise in various path breaking trends and innovations in the healthcare industry due to the growth of digitalization and the utilization of advanced technologies to aid conventional healthcare practices. In other words, there are healthcare needs and there is available tech to meet those needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the surface the need for remote healthcare monitoring and management which was severely underlined during the early days of the outbreak. The pandemic pushed the world to so much progress with the emergence and increased utilization of technologies that can effectively fast track various administrative, managerial, financial, diagnostic, and therapeutic tasks within the healthcare industry.
These are the top 5 healthcare industry trends and innovations in 2021 that may foster growth in the global market.
- Increasing Usage of Medical Artificial Intelligence. Various tedious and time consuming manual tasks can be automated and stream lined by using technologies in artificial intelligence (AI) for healthcare market. AI technologies provide real time, rapid, and remotely accessible solutions for various disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment problems in the healthcare industry.
- New Applications in Mobile Health (mHealth) Industry. mHealth platforms and technologies can offer access to personalized medical information using various connected devices such as wearable medical devices and digital solutions. mHealth platforms were found extremely helpful and reliable during the COVID-19 pandemic to stop the spreading of the virus through contact tracing, quarantine control and management, disseminating important information, surveillance, and testing and immunization assistance.
- Integration of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). IoMT or Internet of Medical Things is pivotal technology that can be harnessed to establish healthcare systems or develop medical equipment that requires little to no human oversight.
- Rising Adoption of 3D Printing. 3D printing has been making strides in healthcare industry by enabling a higher degree of control over personalized medicine. It can be utilized to design and produce non-organic personalized medical solutions such as casts for fractures, prescription eyewear, surgical tools, prosthetics, and organic or biological solutions such as patient-specific organ models using 3D printing compatible biomaterials.
- Enhanced Telemedicine Solutions. The global pandemic situation created by the outbreak of novel coronavirus in late 2019 has fast tracked the adoption of various telemedicine solutions in the past year. Numerous governments, clinics, healthcare systems, patients, and clinicians have adopted enhanced telemedicine solutions to decongest and reduce the burden faced by healthcare facilities around the world.