How Is Telemedicine Going To Change In 2022?
2021 has been a torrid year for all sectors, especially healthcare. The emotional, mental, and physical strain the Covid-19 pandemic has bombarded upon healthcare workers has been taxing to the level of burnout. Demand for healthcare workers is on the rise with the changing world dynamics, and so is the popularity of telemedicine. Since Covid-19 has shifted the world to a virtual state of being, telehealth has become the talk of the town. Medical health providers are increasingly shifting towards the use of telemedicine as awareness regarding its numerous benefits is steadily spreading. Appointment booking, medical checkups, diagnosis, treatment, prescription, and billing can all be carried out by sitting at your home, which has greatly shifted the scales in favor of telemedicine in contrast to the orthodox medical checkups. But how is 2022 going to affect telemedicine? Let’s take a look at it.
Telemedicine quickly shifted from a once underutilized form of health care delivery to a world-renowned system due to Covid-19. Several healthcare providers and hospitals continue to adopt this reliable mode of healthcare. This trend is expected to carry on well into 2022, which would subsequently elevate the quality of healthcare and boost its delivery.
Optimization of remote monitoring services remains to be the fundamental goal of many healthcare providers. There is a huge healthcare gap in critical care because of a lack of ICU intensivists, and telemedicine is expected to optimize the interoperability of many conventional ICU monitoring systems and field data integrity complications.
Telemedicine to continue bringing ease and comfort in the lives of patients and medical service providers
Telemedicine is expected to elevate to a higher level of practicability and popularity in the coming year. Almost all the medical clinics and health services providers are at a breaking point, and it is no secret that telemedicine has been acting as a relief for the past year.
Research shows that nearly half of all critical care neurologists, cardiologists, physicians, and over 1 in every 4 radiologists say that they are burned out, and thus telemedicine is the only remediation they are expected to turn to in the coming year. The Covid-19 pandemic is not the only phenomenon that has brought about these conditions: approximately 8 in every ten respondents in a survey were of the view that they were overburdened with work even before the pandemic started wreaking havoc.
Medical practices come with an abundance of administrative tasks such as coordinating with patients, maintaining appointment schedules, following up with patients regarding their treatment plans and health issues, and taking care of billing: all of which can be effectively made the responsibility of telemedicine software.
It is expected that data scientists and technologists will continue to develop better and more efficient algorithms for the seamless working of telemedicine platforms. This holds the potential to improve the quality of remote healthcare.
The advent of Artificial Intelligence
AI has bestowed telemedicine with revolutionizing tools that have reshaped patient care delivery, patient access, and workload management. Artificial intelligence is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2022. However, if not handled adequately, it poses the risk of increasing everyday tasks for radiologists and certain other healthcare providers. It also increases the risk of “workflow fragmentation”, a phenomenon that requires clinicians to divide their attention and efforts between several tasks simultaneously. This may end up corrupting the trust and confidence of clinicians in AI-enhanced and supported systems.
The healthcare industry may turn more selective in choosing the AI technologies applicable to healthcare. Experts in 2022 will root out adequate tools through a meticulous screening process to ensure maximum efficiency.
Quality treatment for grave diseases
Technological advancements in telemedicine are set to steer treatment procedures to a genetic fingerprint basis, where grave diseases and disorders would be treated based on an individual’s lifestyle, environment, and genetic makeup. Such radical solutions are expected to revolutionize the health care delivery models, thereby improving the circumstances for the years to come. A wide range of solutions for improving patient outcomes in neurology, cardiology, oncology, bone procedures, and several other medical specialties are underway, all of which owe to the advancements in telemedicine.
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Dr. Josh is a physician who's helping spread the knowledge about Telehealth and its advantages. At SmartClinix, he's providing his expertise and knowledge in the form of engaging articles on various health & tech related topics.