The abundant data generated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has given researchers and medical service providers, including equipment manufacturers, the opportunity to analyse trends, monitor patient populations, and address longstanding issues in the healthcare industry. Having the ability to anticipate the impact of a treatment is critical in the midst of a healthcare crisis. Medical service providers are increasingly turning to predictive tools to understand better which patients are at risk, where resources are most needed, and where the disease is likely to spike next.
The advent of digital technologies has substantially transformed the healthcare landscape over the past few years. It has accelerated the need for care providers and medical device manufacturers to set up agile and efficient IT Infrastructure while maintaining high product quality and controlling cost.
The rapid digitisation within the healthcare ecosystem has left healthcare providers with a lot of data that lies mostly untapped. This data can be extremely beneficial in having predictive analysis for better treatment of patients. From improving the diagnosis to monitoring the vitals and from drug discovery to assisting in robotics surgery, technology can deliver breakthrough results. It not only empowers care providers to act quickly and effectively but also eliminates any possibility of incorrect diagnosis. However, the use of technology in the healthcare ecosystem is crucial for
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The AI-led predictive approach can be used to detect early warning signs that, if left unattended, could be disastrous. It enables healthcare providers to take a comprehensive approach to disease/illness management, better coordinate care plans and assist patients with their healthcare treatment programmes. For instance, if a patient has a pacemaker, it needs to be monitored for a precise diagnosis, consultation and the next level of treatment.
Why it is important for Medical Device Manufacturers: For medical device manufacturers, ensuring uninterrupted and reliable services under all circumstances is the key. Leveraging IoT sensors to collect, interpret and deliver machine data can have a huge impact on service quality and subsequently, on patient care. Therapeutic devices having connected sensors can make management and maintenance of critical equipment safer and smarter.
Preventive maintenance powered by AI and driven by IoT can anticipate machine or component failure and provide recommendations for quick and accurate repairs. For healthcare providers, it means lower downtime and improved patient outcomes. Using the maintenance data from the devices and applying advanced analytics, medical device manufacturers can help their customers from incurring excessive costs.
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