Many of the new technologies in medicine are designed to aid medical staff with data analysis and integration. They also provide them with insights into the condition of a patient and allow them to determine better treatment options. For instance connected inhalers aid patients to save lives by reminding them to take their medication. AccuVein, for example aids nurses and doctors locate veins during injections by displaying where blood flow is located on the skin surface. Other technological advancements can help make surgery more secure. One of these is virtual reality, that allows surgeons to practice procedures before starting on a patient.
Another 2022 technology that can improve the outcomes of patients is Telemedicine. This technology allows doctors to diagnose and treat patients remotely through the use of a video link. This can reduce the number of hospital visits patients need to make. It also reduces the length of time patients wait for treatment and improve access to treatment.
Wearables are a different healthcare innovation that monitors a patient’s blood oxygen levels, stress level, and heart rate. This technology is able to alert the doctor when the patient’s condition is getting worse. They can then take preventative measures to avoid needing to undergo more intensive treatment in the future. CRISPR and other techniques to alter genes have changed the way that diseases are diagnosed, allowing scientists to change or correct DNA. This could lead to cures for some fatal diseases.