Digital health: the future of healthcare

02. December 2020

From wearables, big data to automated medicine dispensers and environmental solutions that offer more freedom to patients with dementia. Digital health is here today and here to stay, so be sure to step into the new era hands-on.

happy nurse working in era of a digitalized healthcare

On 12 May, we celebrate the International Day of Nurses, when nurses and medical technicians around the world celebrate their day.

This year’s message chosen by the International Council of Nurses is “The Voice of Nurses: A Vision for the Future of Health” and this is exactly what we at Caretronic are aware of.

Digital has been driving a revolution in healthcare. New technologies have reshaped how information is collected and processed, which offers a multitude of immediate insights into people’s physical state and patient care.  

Dive deep into our article and find out how digital transformation has impacted healthcare industries around the world.

What is digital health?

Digital health means using the power of technology to help individuals improve their health. In the broadest of scopes it includes categories such as mobile health, health information technology, wearable devices, telehealth, telemedicine, and personalized medicine. By using software, sensors, computing platforms and connectivity, digital health tools also improve the ability of healthcare workers to accurately diagnose and treat patients.

The benefits of digital healthcare

The aim of digital health is to prevent diseases, monitor and manage chronic conditions, lower the costs of healthcare treatments and tailor medicine to individual needs. It is safe to say, it is beneficial for both healthcare providers and patients.

Digital health revolution is shaped by technologies

From wearables, big data to automated medicine dispensers and environmental solutions that offer more freedom to patients with dementia. The digital health boom has brought forward advances, which can be easily implemented into everyday medical healthcare processes.


#1 Big data in digital health

Analytics powered by artificial intelligence offer greater insights and benefits on multiple levels.

Organizing staff more effectively — Big data can predict future admissions and help healthcare organizations with accurate staffing. Even more, digitalized nurse call systems like NurseCare offer a continuous overview of staff members, their tasks and their work progress during shifts.


#2 The rise of wearable technology

The quest for medical insight is bigger than ever. In the past, people were satisfied with yearly check-ups, but nowadays more and more are thinking preventive and wearing devices that collect and analyze their bodily functions without pause. 


#3 On-demand healthcare

Medical advice in the palm of your hand. With the rise of mobile people nowadays tap into data whenever and wherever they require it. With billions of articles, online forums and other information available on the internet, on-demand healthcare has never been greater than today. People most commonly research doctors, hospital and medical facilities and use the internet to book medical appointments.


#4 Digitalized healthcare management

It is not only the ordinary person, who has stepped into the digital health revolution, it is also healthcare organizations and their management. 

Say goodbye to ordinary pagers. Advanced mobile apps for staff members are here, offering an overview of personnel in attendance and an option to establish instant calls between staff, without even using the SIM card.


#5 Telehealth and telecare

Technology has come in handy in situations where health professionals cannot reach their patients. Going by the name telehealth, we are talking about the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. Telehealth enables long-distance patient and doctor contact, care, advice, reminders, education, monitoring and intervention. 

Call centres can even upgrade their systems in such a way that gives operators instant information regarding the identity, location of the caller and the alarm type. Caretronic’s MobiWin system offers all that and even more — it enables families of telecare users to check all events related to their relative through a special interface, while HomeTab enables telecare users to place emergency and service calls with a simple tap. 


#6 Automation simplifies lives

Smart solutions in the digital era make life easier — for patients in need, their families and for medical professionals. 

Digital health today and tomorrow

We have made big breakthroughs with digital health, but more is yet to come. There is talk about how big data and artificial intelligence will enable us to define the connections between diseases and lifestyles in the future. But for digital health to become useful, it must be used by as many people as possible. Of course, based on past events, privacy concerns are justified, but you can be sure that legislation is underway — a case in point is the Medical Devices Regulation of medical devices, software and apps, which will come into force in Europe in 2020. 

Nonetheless, digital health is here today and here to stay. So be sure to enhance your patient’s well-being, relieve and empower your staff and enter the new era hands-on. 


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