Many of the new technologies in medicine are designed to aid medical personnel with data analysis and integration. They also provide insights into the patient’s condition and help them identify better treatments. For instance connected inhalers can help patients save lives by reminding them to take their medication. AccuVein for instance assists nurses and doctors locate veins during injections by showing the area where blood flow is on the skin surface. Other smart devices can help make surgery more secure. One of these is a virtual reality system, which allows surgeons to test procedures prior to starting on the patient.
Another 2022 technology that can improve patient outcomes is the use of telemedicine. This technology allows doctors diagnose and treat their patients remotely via the use of a video link. This reduces the number of hospital visits that patients have to make. It also reduces waiting times for treatment as well as increase access to healthcare.
Wearables are another health innovation that monitors the blood oxygen levels of a patient, stress level, and heart rate. This technology will notify a doctor when the condition of a patient is becoming worse. This means that they can take preventative steps and avoid the need for more intensive treatment later. CRISPR and other methods for modifying genes are changing the way in which diseases are diagnosed by allowing researchers to fix or alter DNA. This could lead to the cure of certain deadly diseases.