Digital Healthcare Trends In 2022

Healthcare in the digital age used to sound like a sci-fi plot for a movie—where the heroes had to turn to computer savants and their advanced knowledge in tech to save the day. Pretty far-fetched and fictional, it seemed.

While the concept of relying heavily on new technology that constantly develops has some basis, our dependence on a lot of innovation isn’t all that absurd. In fact, it catapults us to a better healthcare system that can prolong and improve our quality of life.

With the current global pandemic pressing people to reshape our environment and our way of life, we have to be smart on how we can utilize the tools we have to our utmost advantage – which is what digitalization offers.

Through digitizing our most valuable asset—our health, we take giant leaps into overcoming this pandemic and others that humanity will inevitably have to encounter. User-friendly tech such as no-code tools makes this even easier for every establishment to accomplish with their easy-to-navigate utilities and functional ready-made features that need very little room for struggles.

To paint a clearer picture, let’s take a peek at a few of the trends that are to be expected in 2022:

No-code appointment setting

Gone are the days when you had to phone your doctor’s office to book an appointment. Nor to rush at a lab and get booked for an MRI or CT scan. All these and more medical procedures can now be done online, through apps.

With no-code’s drag-and-drop interface, it’s easier for establishments to offer online appointment settings for patients for easier and smoother scheduling. To top it off, helpful features like push notifications can easily be included to remind patients of their appointment, adding even more value to its users.

Teleconsultations

As physical contact is ill-advised, many patients have reservations about going to crowded hospitals in fear of getting contracted with the virus. Therefore, teleconsults have been the answer to many demands for a safer way to get consulted by their doctors.

Through teleconsultations, patients can still get medical attention and advice in the safety of their homes without worries. In the same vein, medical professionals can also minimize contact with individuals and lower the risk for themselves as well.

Convenient cashless payment options

As money can harbor germs and viruses, cashless payments are highly recommended and are currently widely used. These days, it has become the preferred payment method in almost every industry and establishment.

With easy no-code tools, medical establishments, hospitals, and clinics can set up online payment options for customers to avoid the spread of more germs and viral contaminants.

Virtual wellness checks

The world’s focus in the past few years has generally been everyone’s health. With the pandemic, more people have become more mindful of their overall well-being. Thus, virtual wellness apps have become quite popular for the young and old alike.

Want to keep tabs on your wellness? Apps like Headspace (mental) and Fitness+ (physical) are the top ones that can aid in your road to optimal wellness.

Hospitals also offer virtual checks for common illnesses for those who are feeling symptoms they’re not sure of. In the future, it’s to be expected that even more intricate medical checks will be offered online to accommodate growing patient counts.

Easy online medical history retrievals and updates

Can’t remember your last CT scan results? So do most people. In comes digitalization to save the day. By digitizing patients’ medical histories, there will be less risk of patients losing or forgetting to bring their results during appointments.

What’s more is that doctors can consult and cross-consult with other experts in the field they need with less hassle. Medical details can easily be emailed or sent online quick and easy which, in turn means faster processing, diagnosis, and more effective treatments.

With an online archive, patients can also easily sift through their own documents without any friction or difficulty.

What’s Next?

The future looks promising when you automate many parts of the healthcare system.

The easier it is for establishments to create such mediums, more opportunities can present themselves and become stepping stones for an even more structured and efficient healthcare system. By making smaller tasks easier to do and more convenient to accomplish, there can be more room for medical professionals to focus on higher quality of medical assistance and services.

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