How Virtual Care Technology is Redefining the Healthcare Industry

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Thursday, June 18, 2020

The recent pandemic has inspired the healthcare industry to introduce devices that are contactless.

FREMONT, CA: There is no doubt that due to the recent pandemic of COVID-19, the word of healthcare will witness a drastic transformation in the way care is provided to the patients. With telehealth becoming the new norm and the rapid growth of virtual care, the healthcare sector has given rise to the latest digital health tools. 

The latest digital health applications, like the self-triaging and contact tracing for COVID-19, have offered new opportunities to start-ups and big farms. Since healthcare is transforming its delivery model, telehealth and virtual care is only expected to grow in the future. 

The reality of telehealth during COVID-19

With time, the panic that was there among people due to the pandemic is subsiding to an extent. The enterprises that developed virtual care are looking forward to a suitable platform that can be used for enterprise-level scaling.  Top 10 AR/VR based Application for Healthcare Industry – 2020

In such a drastic situation, the healthcare sector was allowed to use consumer technologies like Skype. These health systems are now carefully evaluating their platforms’ choices so that they can use it for their benefit. 

However, for the patients’ telehealth has become the new reality in the healthcare sector to get healthcare regularly. Therefore, several related technology trends are gaining demand, and here are some of them. 

The increasing demand for contactless experiences

With the rise of a natural or human-made calamity, various daily-basis practices can change. In the case of COVID-19, human beings are afraid to touch any surface that is exposed to the public. 

Therefore, people are more fearful of visiting the hospitals or clinic due to which healthcare executive while taking appointments have started to check people in a way which they experience in airports, and this is done for both in-person and even virtual visits. 

Now the patients have the liberty to fulfill their registration formalities before visiting due to the technology-enabled workflow. The registration booths are using facial recognition software so that they do not have to touch any surface. 

Routine examinations are also conducted virtually as the process used for diagnostic can be done through remotely controlled tools. Even the caregivers visit their patients through virtual platforms, and this trend will only increase in the future.