The healthcare sector has undergone several changes and adjusted to new circumstances since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, undergoing the most major market-wide upheaval.
Key developments in the usage of healthcare technology have emerged and will continue to define the industry’s future in 2024.
Research shows that, during the next five years, 80% of health systems want to boost their investments in digital healthcare. The goal is obvious, but which technologies merit consideration?
This article will provide an outline of the most popular healthcare technology trends for 2024.
1. Telemedicine Solution
Due to the epidemic, telemedicine services increased, and many consultations were conducted online. Since many illnesses simply cannot be recognized via video or phone calls, this enabled healthcare professionals (HCPs) to stay safe but had an influence on healthcare delivery.
HCPs have recognized that some patients find it difficult to schedule appointments or get impatient with remote diagnostics, and by 2024 this trend will start to change in favor of a hybrid approach. Although telemedicine and remote diagnostics will still be used, in the future it will be more important to strike a balance between patient convenience and the requirement for in-person visits.
2. Hospital-to-home care
Devices for remote monitoring and medical technology that can be administered and controlled at home will be used more frequently. Medical technology that enables patients to remotely manage their diseases lessens the need for frequent checkups. The use of clinical-grade monitoring technology has the potential to improve care by ensuring that patients only receive therapy when it is necessary.
Additionally, there will be an increase in remote treatment, allowing hospital-to-home care to assist overworked front-line employees. Patients who experience delays in surgery can take care of problems at home instead of having to go to the hospital, keeping them comfortable while they wait for treatment.
3. MEDtech Adoption
According to HCPs, MEDtech can close the gap between rising medical demand and constrained financial resources. The pandemic’s needs have accelerated and eased the introduction of medical technology. Many MEDtech solutions have updated or adapted medical practices, which can speed up healing by a factor of two or more.
4. Driving Sustainability
Healthcare will not be exempt from the worsening global climate issue, and in 2024, sustainable solutions will receive more attention as they help to create a more circular healthcare system. As part of being a preferred supplier, MedTech companies will face an increased need to show compliance with high standards of sustainability. Clinicians will also turn to medical technology innovation, which offers environmentally friendly treatments in addition to those that cause less harm.
5. The Medical Supply Chain
In an unstable world, the NHS, for example, must provide continuity of care, notably by guaranteeing that the medications and medical technology solutions that promote healing are constantly accessible. As healthcare systems less frequently deliver crucial supplies “just in time,” MedTech companies must demonstrate that they can guarantee supply continuity under all conditions.