What problems can digital healthcare and technology address?
Hello, I would like to understand what problems can digital healthcare and technology address? I am interested in learning and exploring various healthcare technologies so that life can be easy. Please elaborate on this.
@june If we are talking about helping the greatest number of people live healthy lives, the quality of our health, beyond our own genetic make-up, is largely down to getting the right information in the right place at the right time. I am referring to information in its broadest sense. This includes data, images and video, content, reminders.
• A patient cannot be optimally diagnosed and treated with incorrect or incomplete information. Sharing of patient data is not possible without digitisation. Sharing of state-of-the-art knowledge is not possible without digitisation. Clinical computing and artificial intelligence are set to replace human searching of all possible scenarios and conditions. Large data sets become Big Data, which are analysed through algorithms.
• Preventive measures cannot be taken if people are not informed (and reminded) in appropriate, accepted ways. Tracking helps prevention take on an entirely new role (digital trackers). Also digital gamification contributes to better understanding and positive attitudes to health care.
• People are mobile, so we need mobile platforms to support health conveniently.
• And, last but not least, online communities, whether specifically for health or general platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Google, have proved themselves indispensable. People want and need to interact, with whom they want, when they want. The kind of support that patients and caregivers are finding online is irreplaceable. Professionals are finding professionals and, in some cases, patients and professionals are finding each other.