Role Of Technological Advancements In Evolving Healthcare Industry
The technological growth is not just limited to procedural and equipment advancement but it could be observed across the improvements in all aspects from patient registration, lab tests, home test tool kits and getting the conclusive test results with convenience at home
It is evident that the future of healthcare involves an equivalent role of healthcare professionals and technology or more specifically, artificial intelligence. The digital advancements in the healthcare industry like Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, 3D Printing, Nanotechnology and Robotics have sped up the medical procedures and added high precision to them.
The technological growth is not just limited to procedural and equipment advancement but it could be observed across the improvements in all aspects from patient registration, lab tests, home test tool kits and getting the conclusive test results with convenience at home.
India's $9 billion diagnostic industry is experiencing strong growth (even with the current pandemic situation) driven by enhanced awareness of preventive health, transforming lifestyle and insurance fueling the preventive healthcare sector. Consumers now opt for early wellness testing and diagnostics as it augments the chances of a positive outcome, saving lives and the cost of further treatment. The comprehensive diagnostics market, which was approximately 6 per cent in 2018, has been projected to grow at 20-25 per cent in the forthcoming years.
The potentials are practically limitless for diagnostic tests in a scenario that demands immediate, personalised information. Their suppleness in sample collection, transport, preparation and analysis makes them exceedingly versatile for the mobilisation and miniaturisation of technology, as well as for use in a varied range of applications. With this shift toward reachable and advanced healthcare information, the diagnostic industry has seen numerous advancements post covid.
Recently, the medical sector has experienced rapid and significant advances in diagnostic technologies and communications infrastructures. The number of diagnostic tests performed increases as patients, carers and technicians seek more precise and rapid diagnosis and treatment selection. Considering this surging demand is imperative to trace testing procedures as close as possible to the patient's comfort.