2019 Trends in Digital Medicine
The age of digital medicine is here. We’ve seen continued growth in artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, telemedicine, and more medical wearables. According to a survey by Medical Design Technology, here’s what some industry experts have to say about 2019 key trends. We broke them down into bite-sized pieces:
- Artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning will improve clinical care and operations
- AI in medical devices may offer a human-like diagnosis, though they will not be able to replace doctors or nurses.
- AI will aid in and improve the odds of finding new drugs faster, and making them more affordable.
- Data will guide decision-making processes and workflows
- Data-driven practice will benefit management range from quality improvement or reporting, to resource planning and expansion
- Data-driven practice management can lead to operational cost savings, which can be reinvested into patient care
- Devices will blur the lines between tech accessory and medical device.
- Devices will include capabilities like measuring blood pressure, blood sugar, body temperature, and more.
- Medical devices and the software will come even closer to offering a human diagnosis.
- More remote monitoring through wearable medical devices.
- In-home diagnostic kits can allow patients to do simple tests like blood work or urine analysis.