Below is a list of the Top 4 medical breakthroughs which are well on their way to changing the face of the healthcare scene in the year 2019
1. Mobile Technology
In the modern age, nearly everything is controlled using smartphones.
The has been a rise of smartphone-based health apps from 13% in the year 2014 to 48% in the current date. To harness this influx of use of smartphone-based healthcare apps, Babylon Health, a Britain based startup is causing ripples globally. Babylon’s AI system can let them interact directly with the app users, making a proper diagnosis of the illness & then deliver a health status.
In the age where everything has taken a turn for being digital, distance healthcare has helped the population increase their access to general healthcare & remove any potential delay.
3. Health wearables
With diseases such as diabetes spiking upwards, more & more of the general population are turning towards wearable healthcare devices like ones that monitor glucose levels, heart rates, monitor physical activity as well as sleep to help gain a better understanding of the current health conditions.
4. Healthcare transportation
With the unavailability of non-emergency transportation of patients being a worldwide issue which prevents a huge number of patients making it to or from a doctor’s appointment, transportation companies like Uber & Lyft have entered the healthcare market by partnering up with the state governments to help reduce transportation costs while delivering patient care.