More accessible information and a retreat in doctors exercising sole authority has both empowered patients and left them feeling abandoned.
COVID-19 demonstrated that even in a behemoth industry like health care, change can come quickly when it's necessary. Patients understandably avoided hospitals and clinics because of the risk of viral exposure — leading to quick opportunities for innovation.
For example, the use of telemedicine skyrocketed, and many think it's an innovation that's here to stay. Patients like the convenience — and for many conditions, it's an effective alternative to an in-person visit.
A new tech boom is changing the business of medicine.
The pandemic is ushering in the next trillion-dollar industry.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a movement already underway as a combination of sensors and artificial intelligence help move patients out of emergency rooms and doctor’s offices.
The latest iPhone is not so much a phone as a personal medical-data hub. Some of its features are upgrades of existing functions, such as tracking of sleep, menstruation and movement, and seamless access to health records and other personal documents.
“DIY diagnosis can be downright dangerous. You could be missing something a pharmacist or doctor would know was important. While there are good online sites, there’s an awful lot of nonsense out there too,” said Neal Patel, head of corporate communications at the society.
While Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Healthcare may not be new, it is expanding and offering ways to disrupt the current healthcare delivery model. It is important for healthcare leaders and providers to understand the commercial options available to their patients.
A consumer revolution is coming. New access to data is going to change healthcare.
If you had asked me about the idea of it 20 years ago I would've been skeptical and said you've been watching too much Star Trek. But today, we're as close as we've ever been to having Dr. Bones McCoy's tricorder, the seemingly magical device that could scan a patient quickly and report critical health data.
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