June 26, 2020 — A recent report has shown that developments in healthcare technology, including service robots, artificial intelligence and digital communication, are capable of improving the efficiency of the industry as a whole and can be used to tackle potential problems such as COVID-19 outbreaks.
Technological change drivers include increasing access to health care and rising treatment costs, consolidating and organizing health care delivery, promoting the prevention and management of chronic diseases, and adapting to demographic trends, researchers said.
Researchers identified three types of emerging technologies that are most consistent with the leading objectives of the healthcare industry, including digital communications and telepresence, semi-autonomous service robots and artificial intelligence.
Digital networking systems have a wide variety of uses, particularly in home care and virtual patient care, particularly telehealth, telemedicine, and telehospitals.
Machine learning, a type of AI, enables technology to create its own rules and responses by learning from existing data, and can effectively boost current digital technology, researchers explained.Read More