Many new technologies in medicine are aimed at helping medical personnel with data analysis and integration. They can also give them insights into the condition of patients that allow them to pinpoint better treatments. Inhalers with a connection can save lives by reminding patients to take their medication. Additionally, devices such as AccuVein assist doctors and nurses to find a vein when giving injections by displaying where the blood flow is on the skin’s surface. Other smart devices can help make surgery more secure, such as virtual reality systems that allows surgeons to practice procedures prior to starting on the patient.
Another 2022 breakthrough that improves patient outcomes is the telemedicine. This technology allows doctors to diagnose and treat patients remotely using the use of a video link. This helps to reduce the number of trips a patient needs to make to the hospital. It can also cut waiting times for treatment, and also improve access to treatment.
Other innovations in healthcare include wearables that allow to monitor a patient’s heart rate, blood oxygen level. This technology is able to alert doctors when a patient’s condition is declining. This means that they can take preventative steps and avoid the need for intensive treatment later. Meanwhile, gene-editing technologies like CRISPR are changing the way diseases are treated by allowing researchers to correct or modify a patient’s DNA. This can potentially lead to cures for some fatal illnesses.