Technology in Healthcare

The future of health care is becoming more and more exciting. Here are some of the most promising technologies right now:

Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are digital records of your health, created by a doctor or nurse to track your progress. They can be used to share information between doctors and patients, as well as keep track of their own notes.

EHRs are usually kept in a database that is accessible online or on mobile devices, allowing you to access them at any time from anywhere in the world.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that deals with intelligent behavior, learning and adaptation. AI can be used to help doctors make better diagnoses, or even to help doctors make better decisions about treatment. It can also be used to help doctors find the best treatments for people who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses or conditions.

The goal of AI in healthcare is not just to automate tasks but rather to create systems that learn from their environment and apply this knowledge as they take on new tasks over time. This process involves creating models which represent how humans behave under specific circumstances; then feeding these models into algorithms which use algorithms based on mathematical probabilities so as not only recognize patterns but also reason about those patterns!


Robotics are being used in healthcare to help with surgery, diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation. Robots can also assist with home care and elder care.

Robots are used for surgical operations such as prostate cancer removal or hip replacement surgery. They can perform minimally invasive procedures that require fewer incisions than traditional open surgeries do. For example:

  • Robots have been used at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston to perform more than 100 robotic-assisted hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) per year since 2016; these surgeries typically take between 30 minutes and two hours for a human surgeon but only about five minutes for robots like Da Vinci Surgical System II XS-AR (the most popular robot).

Virtual reality

VR is a computer-simulated environment that can be explored and interacted with by a person. It includes many fields, including gaming, education, engineering and medicine. Virtual reality (VR) has been used to treat phobias such as claustrophobia or fear of heights. Patients with PTSD have also found that virtual environments help them express their emotions in a safe way through gaming systems like Sony’s Morpheus headset or Oculus Rift.


Telehealth is the use of technology to provide clinical care remotely. It can be used in rural areas or other locations that are difficult to reach, such as remote islands and coastal regions. Telehealth has many benefits for patients, including:

  • Accessing quality healthcare at any time of day or night without having to travel long distances;
  • Reducing travel costs associated with traditional healthcare visits;
  • Improving patient satisfaction by eliminating wait times at emergency rooms (ERs) and hospitals; and
  • Reducing stress on caregivers who must travel long distances from their homes.

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that can be used to store patient records, medical data, health care data and health care records. This information can be shared among many organizations in a secure manner. The blockchain technology has the potential to improve the flow of information between organizations, as well as reduce costs associated with paper-based processes such as record keeping or paper-based software applications.

The future of health care will be very exciting.

The future of health care will be very exciting. Technology is changing the way that we interact with our health, and it’s important to understand how this change will affect you as a patient. Healthcare providers need more than just medical knowledge—they need to have an understanding of their patients’ needs, wants and desires.

This article explores some ways in which technology can help improve patient care:

  • Improve efficiency by reducing unnecessary procedures on both ends (patient) and provider side (researching new treatments).
  • Reduce costs by improving quality control within healthcare facilities; better tracking of data could allow for better management decisions based on outcomes rather than inputs alone or even trends over time (for example: if your child gets sick more often after receiving antibiotics then maybe there might be something else wrong).


Although the future of healthcare is promising, there are many challenges that need to be overcome. We can only hope that technology and innovation help us to achieve these goals.