Digital Health: The Future of Healthcare is Already Here

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The prospect that digital health technology is essential to making  care convenient has pushed the stakeholders in the health industry to collaborate with technology developers. Portable diagnostic equipment, telemedicine tools, mobile healthcare apps, data-driven software – these are a few popular digital tools that  have changed the mechanics of healthcare delivery.

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Digital health: cultural transformation of the traditional healthcare system

According to our industry experts, digital health has ushered in a qualitative change in the delivery of  healthcare services. While many think it is technology that  is changing the traditional healthcare framework, it is actually the cultural aspect that lies at the crux of this transformation. Physicians no longer lead the medical paradigm. It is this disruption of the statuesque that has captured the interest of industry experts, researchers, investors, and policy makers.

Technologies pushing digital health to  the forefront of healthcare delivery

Digital health solutions have moved ahead of the basic telemedicine tools. Genomics, next-generation capsules, and algorithmic medicines have given the much needed ‘push’ to this healthcare model and have redefined healthcare technology.

Genomics: A tangible reality, genomics came into the spotlight  with Crispr-Cas9 – the most sought-after gene-editing technology. The information gathered through the digital devices is used by Crispr to snip away the aberrant regions of the genetic code and replace it with the correct sequences. This technology has opened immense possibilities as it can be a cure for HIV, as well as genetic disorders like sickle cell disease.

Algorithmic medicines: Another huge breakthrough in digital healthcare, algorithmic medicines make the most of the huge avalanche of data generated in the form of patient health information, clinical trials, scientific studies, and new research papers. The critical insights gained from this accumulated data are  deciphered through AI and machine learning, and are used by drug makers to improve the drug quality along with changing the way in which administrative operations are handled in conventional hospitals.

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