Many of the latest innovations in medicine focus on helping medical staff with data integration and predictive analysis. They also provide them with information into a patient’s condition, and help them identify better treatment options. 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 while injecting patients by displaying the locations of blood flow on the skin surface. Other smart devices assist to make surgery more secure, such as virtual reality systems that allows surgeons to practice procedures before starting on the patient.
Telemedicine is another technology for 2022 that will enhance patient outcomes. The technology lets doctors diagnose and treat patients remotely using the use of a video link. This reduces the number of hospital visits patients need to make. It can also reduce the length of time needed to get treatment, as well as facilitating access to medical care.
Wearables are another health innovation that monitors the blood oxygen levels of a patient, stress level, as well as heart rate. The technology can notify the doctor if a patient’s condition is worsening. This means that they can take preventative action and avoid the need for intensive treatment later. As of now, technology for gene editing like CRISPR have revolutionized the way diseases are treated by allowing researchers to correct or alter a patient’s DNA. This could provide cures for a variety of fatal illnesses.