Technology’s Growing Impact in Health Care
Monday, October 8, 2018 11:55 AM
The cost of global health care is predicted to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020
, according to Deloitte. In the face of the rising need for health care, the shortage of medical professionals remains a major issue.
New technology will help make health care accessible and affordable, not to mention profitable. In a recent online article, Koeppel Direct
, a direct response TV media company, notes that new tech will also help patients who are often forced to choose between medical care and other household costs and solve complex medical problems that demand complex technical answers.
The use of wearable tech
is increasing, according to Statista, helping doctors better monitor their patients and empowering patients to take better control over their own health. Wearables are also expected to lower hospital costs by up to 16 percent over the next five years, save the healthcare system $200 billion over the next 25 years by allowing remote patient monitoring and make healthcare more convenient.
“Some of the tools that are coming out of the marriage of tech and healthcare were unimaginable just a decade or so ago,” Koeppel Direct notes. “Not only will these new developments help patients, they’re helping doctors, too. For example, augmented reality is providing medical students more ways to learn about the human body without the use of cadavers. This allows more students more opportunities to try out medical techniques and learn procedures both inside and outside the classroom.”
KoeppelDirect’s infographic shows how technology is bringing new solutions to patients, doctors and tech companies.