How Technology is Changing the Medical Field
Technology has greatly improved our personal lives and is also creating exceptional strides in industries, including healthcare and medical fields. Medical-technologies not only help surgeons and doctors performing medical procedures but also spotting early signs and aiding in preventive medicine, to help inhibit growth/spread of diseases and medical conditions, which were major issues just a few years ago. Medical technologies not only help advance the development of medicine but also help in preventive care. Life Medical Technologies believes these are a few of the ways in which technologies are improving medical care, treatment, surgical care, and other areas of medicine.
Telemedicine allows doctors to prescribe medications via a Skype call, speak to patients at 2 AM from their home and allows patients to discuss their medical history/care from the comfort of their home. There are many telemedicine laws in place, throughout different states, but it helps free up hospital rooms/beds, opens up appointment times, and allows doctors to provide thorough care, diagnosis, and possible treatment options, without having to see a patient during an office visit.
Software in disease control –
The software is being used in the most advanced ways today. Massive databases contain thousands upon thousands of codes, allowing a doctor/surgeon to simply input your symptoms, and provide you with a diagnosis and potential conditions you are suffering from. Tracking, retrieving and utilizing invaluable data, not only help in the fight and prevention of disease but can also serve as a log so doctors know how to treat/care for patients, who mimic certain symptoms which are common with diseases/ailments.
Imagine having a 3D heart printed, which could be used during an open heart transplant procedure? With the advances in medicine, this is something that is far more achievable today (or close to being), than ever was the case in the future. The use of robotics during surgical procedures, also allows doctors to perform surgery faster, meaning patients aren’t open as long, limiting the possibility of infection during surgical procedures. And, with a doctor controlling the robotics during procedures, this minimizes the chances of errors, as common procedures/techniques are going to be controlled by the surgeon/doctor who is controlling the robotics during a medical procedure or surgery.
Augmented reality –
The reliance on augmented, or VR (virtual reality) is also being used in medicine today. It allows doctors/surgeons to view distinctive features in a 3D world, it allows “patients” (virtual) to describe their symptoms, construction of artificial tumors (for use in research/operation), are all possibilities with the VR technologies available today. It can be used as a “test-run” for doctors and surgeons, and it allows specialists to better discover different ways to treat patients, in order to improve care into the future.
Technology is never stopping, and its uses are ever-expanding, and this is the case in the medical field today as well. With new studies, development, software, and opportunities to engage with 3D (life-like) images, doctors, surgeons, and specialists not only improve upon their level of care and expertise but can also diagnose and treat patients, without being in the same room as them today. These are only a few of the ways in which technology improves healthcare, and allows doctors to truly delve into new forms/methods, and techniques, in learning how to improve medical care moving forward.