Healthcare IT is a growth industry predicted to hit $95 billion in revenue this year. This global market will impact every person that encounters health care in the coming years. The use of technology in health care has been on the upswing since the push in this country to adopt electronic health records more than a decade ago. Healthcare organizations are increasingly using technology to improve patient care delivery. What trends do we see impacting health IT this year? What technologies will come to the forefront in hospitals? We have answers.
The State of U.S. Health Care
The world continues to evolve, and in the United States, there are some trends behind the need for technological advances to improve care delivery. For example:
- The steady flow of Baby Boomers into retirement has strained our entire healthcare delivery system.
- COVID increased the consumption of virtual health care delivered via video conferencing.
- There is also increasing consumerism in the healthcare space, so competition for patients is a trend we haven’t seen in the past.
- Patient data collected on-site and remotely creates a need for more sophisticated analytics to improve how we provide care.
- Finally, healthcare costs continue to rise, creating a need for workflow automation to increase production and cut spending.
How is technology answering these demands and pressures?
Tech Trends in Health Care 2023
There are many health technologies today impacting the industry. Some of the most notable include:
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
These are used in health care to improve diagnosis, treatment, and patient outcomes. These technologies can help doctors analyze large amounts of data and make more accurate predictions about patient health.
This is used in health care to perform surgery, rehabilitation, and patient monitoring. Robotics improves the efficiency and accuracy of these tasks and reduces the risk of human error.
Telehealth uses video conferencing to deliver health care consultations via a computer screen. Telehealth allows virtual consultations, remote monitoring, and other forms of remote care, which increase access to health care for underserved patients in remote areas.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
This refers to using connected medical devices to collect and transmit patient data. IoT technology can improve patient care by providing doctors with real-time health monitoring data. This data is critical for monitoring chronic diseases and can even help identify potential health problems early.
5G technology will enhance the speed, reliability, and connectivity of healthcare devices and systems. Faster internet will improve telehealth, remote monitoring, and other digital health solutions.
Fly With Bluebird Staffing
While these are a few examples of the trends we will see in health IT this year, technology is constantly evolving. Healthcare organizations seeking talent in this evolving space often call on Bluebird Staffing. We work closely with health technologists to match their expertise with top organizations. Our team is interested in new partnerships in healthcare IT this year. Call on us to find out how we can find you the IT talent that the future demands.