Healthcare is something we should be taking from strength to strength. Sure, we’ve come a long way since the dark ages, when people would have their dogs lick their wounds and we all believed in the four humours. In the modern day and age we know an awful lot more about why we shouldn’t drain people of their blood, and we know how to make our lives better by introducing some small changes to our lifestyles.
But most of all, there’s a lot of new technology on the market and the horizon, and it’s being employed inside of our hospitals, clinics, and doctor offices. And with that, let’s look at a couple of the main ways technology is making the health sector better.
All kinds of leaps and bounds are being made in the healthcare industry thanks to innovations in the technology sector. (Picture)
Disabled People are Less Limited
If someone who has lost a limb wants the use of that limb back, it’s now easier than ever to have two arms or legs again. No longer do you have to have a peg leg or hobble on crutches to keep yourself going: with the amount of cutting edge prosthetics on the market, which you can find more out about here https://humanparagon.com/prosthetic-arms-and-hands/, often medically marginalised groups are afforded more rights than ever.
There’s even some prosthetics that can tap into your nervous system, allowing you to move the metal item that’s been attached to your body as if it really were your own limb. But advances like these are still very much in the works, yet it’s still an exciting prospect for the future.
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Treatment is Now Much More Accessible
No longer do you have to wait in a phone queue for quite possibly hours on end or have to go and make an appointment with your doctor’s receptionist in person. Now you can book yourself a doctor’s appointment online or ask for a home visit all from the comfort of your own armchair. And when you’re someone with limited mobility, for any reason, this is an extremely welcome step forward for healthcare.
At the same time, records are now mostly digital, and patient information can be passed from your doctor to a surgeon who will be operating on you, to an aftercare team who will help you afterwards. And this all happens in seconds, meaning all the relevant and updated information necessary to take care of you is in their hands, and not in a letter still to be delivered or the back of someone’s car!
This was just a snapshot of what’s happening. Technology is helping us in all walks of life, but it seems non so much as the healthcare sector. There’s so much that needs refining and fixing in our world, and technology is helping to bridge these gaps and make life happier and easier for everyone. If you’re someone who’s excited for these kinds of developments, give us a quick reason why below.