We are living in the era witnessing widespread digitization of healthcare. Rapid technology innovation of Industry 4.0, and the consequential digital transformation due to it, is set to cause massive disruption. Today, there are medical platforms – wearables, Big Data, and health analytics – powered by emerging technologies that are providing valuable services. The future of the healthcare industry would focus on creating intelligent medical solutions with evidence-based approaches utilizing cognitive technologies like Machine Learning and AI, Robotics, and Augmented Reality.
Experts believe that to keep up with the consistently growing needs in the healthcare sector, leveraging emerging technologies will be the key strategy to mitigate the shortage of physicians and other healthcare professionals, along with augmenting this sector to make it more advanced. Healthcare, as we know, is a critical sector since the life and the well-being of individuals are at stake. It is thus imperative to embrace technologies in a way that enhances the quality of life for millions. From medical apps that augment medical record accessibility and patient education, to highly advanced smart medical devices powered by IoT, AI, Robotics, etc. that makes diagnosing and treatment of ailments quick and accurate, emerging technologies are set to revolutionize the healthcare industry.