Many of the latest medical technologies are aimed at helping medical personnel with data analysis and integration. They also provide them with information into a patient’s condition, and enable them to identify better treatment options. For instance connected inhalers can save lives by reminding them to take their medication. Additionally, devices like AccuVein help nurses and doctors to locate veins when administering injections by displaying where the blood flow is situated on the skin’s surface. Other smart devices can help make surgery more secure, for instance a virtual reality system that allows surgeons to practise procedures prior to introducing them to the patient.
Telemedicine is another technology for 2022 that will help improve the outcomes of patients. This technology allows doctors diagnose and treat patients remotely via video links. This reduces the number of trips that patients need to visit the hospital. It also reduces the time it takes to receive treatment and improve access to care.
Wearables are another healthcare innovation that monitors the level of blood oxygen in a patient’s blood in addition to stress levels and heart rate. This technology is able to alert doctors that a patient’s health is deteriorating. They can then take preventative measures and prevent the need for more intensive treatment in the future. In the meantime, gene editing technologies such as CRISPR have revolutionized the way diseases are treated by allowing scientists to alter or correct the DNA of a patient. This could help in the treatment of some fatal diseases.