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Digital healthcare uses technology and services to improve medical access, enhance health outcomes, reduce costs, monitor symptoms, manage diseases, enable prescriptions, and personalize care to drive healthcare systems toward value-based care models. Digital healthcare enables healthcare organizations to transform the practice and delivery of care by using disruptive technology to help patients maintain better health and identify chronic illnesses.
The healthcare industry uses communications technology and digital health platforms to manage health problems, ease workflows, and increase data sharing across multiple systems. Digital healthcare allows physicians to access patients remotely, optimizing healthcare outcomes and enabling the continuum of care. Patients who use digital technology can easily keep up to date with various health issues – like managing chronic illness, checking blood pressure, or inquiring about new symptoms.
Digital healthcare includes a range of technology – AI, mobile apps, telehealth, wearable gadgets, sensors, electronic records, the internet, wireless devices, health IT, and integrated circuits – that tailor healthcare to the patient's specific medical needs. Advanced technologies in healthcare enable physicians to provide faster diagnoses and deliver data-enabled care services, lowering costs and waiting times.
Medical practitioners utilize digital health platforms and systems to improve patient outcomes and deliver timely medical interventions. Such media include patient portals, ingestible sensors, telehealth/telemedicine, and remote medical devices. Health problems can be monitored by gathering data on health indicators in real-time, allowing physicians to make critical decisions while providing holistic care. Health metrics such as heart rate, cholesterol, blood glucose, weight management, and diabetes are measured to help patients improve health habits and control chronic health conditions.
Medical stakeholders can use digital healthcare in a variety of settings and applications. The healthcare industry utilizes several digital health trends to improve patient outcomes and enable personalized healthcare solutions.