Many of the latest innovations in medicine are geared towards aiding medical professionals with data integration and predictive analysis. They also provide them with insight into a patient’s health condition and help them determine better treatment options. Inhalers that can be connected to save lives by reminding patients to take their medication. In addition, devices like AccuVein assist nurses and doctors to locate veins during injections by showing them where the blood flow is on the skin’s surface. Other smart devices help to make surgery more secure, such as a virtual reality system that allows surgeons the chance to practice procedures before starting on the patient.
Another 2022 advancement that will improve the outcomes of patients is telemedicine. Telemedicine allows doctors to diagnose and treat patients remotely through a video link. This can reduce the number of hospital visits patients need to make. It also reduces the waiting time for treatment as well as facilitating access to medical care.
Wearables are a different healthcare innovation that monitors a patient’s blood oxygen levels, stress level, and heart rate. This technology will notify a doctor when an individual’s condition is becoming more severe. They can then take preventative measures to prevent the need for more intensive treatment in the future. While at the same time, gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR are changing the way that diseases are treated, allowing scientists to alter or correct a patient’s DNA. This can potentially result in cures for certain fatal illnesses.