A variety of new medical technologies are aimed at assisting medical professionals to analyze data and integration. They also provide them with insight into a patient’s health condition and allow them to determine better treatment options. Inhalers that can be connected to save lives by reminding patients to take their medication. AccuVein for instance aids nurses and doctors find veins when injecting patients by displaying the area where blood flow is on the skin surface. Other technology can make surgery safer. One of them is a virtual reality system, which allows surgeons to practice procedures before starting on patients.
Another 2022 breakthrough that improves patient outcomes is telemedicine. Telemedicine lets doctors diagnose and treat patients remotely through a video link. This helps to reduce the number of trips a patient has to take to the hospital. It also reduces waiting times for treatment and increase access to healthcare.
Other medical innovations include wearables that allow to monitor the heart rate of a patient, blood oxygen level. This technology can alert doctors when a patient’s condition is deteriorating. This means they can take preventative action and be able to avoid the need for intensive treatment later. Meanwhile, gene-editing technologies like CRISPR have revolutionized the way that diseases are treated, allowing scientists to alter or correct a patient’s DNA. This can potentially lead to cures for some fatal diseases.