Healthcare continues to evolve to meet the new challenges and opportunities presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic. With a new appreciation for virtual and digital health innovation, practitioners and providers of all kinds are branching out to use new technology that yields better patient and public health outcomes.
Check out these five healthcare innovations that are changing the face of digital health for the better:
Healthcare Emergency Response Software
Medical emergencies and disasters are typically unpredictable, requiring huge decisions to be made quickly and possibly with limited information. As COVID-19 variants have continued to spread, public health officials around the world need the real-time situational awareness that solutions like Juvare provide.
This kind of emergency response software facilitates streamlined communication between the public, private, and healthcare sectors. It gives all key personnel the information they need to make important decisions about their work and jurisdiction, leading to better outcomes across emergency situations.
The Aluna respiratory management system helps both kids and adults with chronic lung conditions like asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary fibrosis. The Bluetooth-enabled spirometer links to an accompanying app, where you can track your lung health and performance on a regular basis.
Collecting this data so easily and regularly helps both providers and patients understand chronic lung conditions and predict potential respiratory attacks.
The Reducept Method prepares the brain to reduce chronic pain without medication. By intelligently combining scientific data about digital practice, psychology, and pain education, Reducept has created a digital training program created for people who have been fighting with pain for a long time.
Reducept uses gamified experiences on virtual reality and mobile devices, as well as techniques like EMDR to understand and reduce chronic pain.
The practice works best as a counterpart to other consultations and exercises for chronic pain treatment.
Butterfly IQ is a portable handheld ultrasound that plugs into an iPhone, allowing healthcare providers to use a point-of-care ultrasound. Instead of a traditional transducer system, BUtterfly IQ uses a unique silicon chip. That means one probe that can compete with any transducer–linear, rounded, or phased.
With this kind of sustainable, low-resource healthcare, Butterfly IQ is making diagnostic imaging more accessible at all points of care.
Diabetes management apps
Similar to the asthma tracker, diabetes management apps help patients track their blood glucose and other important health information to keep their condition under control.
Some of these apps, like OneTouch Reveal, pair with external glucose meters so you can automatically upload your data rather than enter it manually. By recording all of your information in one place, you can receive customized summaries that help you pinpoint problem areas or find areas of concern sooner rather than later.
Get ready for more healthcare innovation
Countless healthcare organizations are working to bring digital healthcare innovations to the public faster than ever before. With new insights into the effectiveness of telemedicine and digital healthcare, innovative solutions like Juvare, Reducept, or Butterfly IQ are poised to make powerful changes across the healthcare sector. What healthcare innovations will you adopt this year?