Sustainable development is awaited by those technologies that contribute to the convenient processing and storage of medical information. It is predicted that cloud services will be used as the primary storage platform. They have sufficient flexibility for convenient use. According to Frost&Sullivan, until 2022, the volume of the global market for medical cloud services will increase annually by 24%.
Another forecast is related to the fact that the development of programs aimed at digital monitoring of medical data of patients is expected. This segment has the potential to attract such giant investors as: Samsung, Apple, Google.
Medical companies do not want to independently process large data sets. They want these tasks to be redistributed. The American corporation Microsoft is working to improve not only the basic infrastructure of cloud systems, but also additional sub-services. Back in 2017, this company released a new set of services that make it possible to significantly speed up the data and project management process. This also applies to medical information.
The development of remote interaction between doctors and patients
Information technologies and means of modern communication have made a significant variety in the list of ways of interaction between patients and doctors. For example, the sphere of consultation and even some areas of therapy is undergoing a new round due to digital technologies.
The direction of remote patronage is developing. If the medical institution and the patient are in the same city, then this service may even provide for the “SOS” function for leaving the medical team when the patient's condition has deteriorated sharply.
As for remote consultations, they have been developing in the field of psychology and psychotherapy for several years. For a specialist, this option makes it possible not to be limited to the geography of his settlement or village, offering his own services to people anywhere in the world. The main thing is that there is no language barrier. If we talk about the benefits of the client, the Internet and remote counseling give him more opportunities to find a specialist. This may be especially relevant when the services of a person with a narrow professional specialization are required.
The trend of remote interaction between a doctor or medical institution and a patient is not new. However, over time, it will increase.
More active placement by doctors of their own content
A specialist can be clearly seen in the modern world from the author's content that he places. These can be the personal websites of doctors and their blogs on the websites of clinics, articles in professional web-publications, their own video channels with small videos. If we are talking about a specialist working in private medical practice, his income depends not only on good reviews, but also on high-quality advertising. Content produced by a doctor can serve as an effective advertisement of his professionalism. Many experts have already managed to understand it. Following their example, are also trying to more actively present their level of expertise on the Internet.
The development of mobile applications related to health topics
Despite the fact that the market for mobile applications related to health, is very extensive, it has room to develop. Not all IT products are of high quality. A striking example can be given with applications for weight loss. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducted a curious experiment. They compared three dozen applications for weight loss with traditional methods of losing weight, which showed effectiveness. It turned out that less than 25% of scientifically proven effective strategies are included in 28 of the 30 applications studied. Thus, scientists were able to prove the fact that the vast majority of applications of this kind are ineffective.
A wide variety of applications for weight loss really does not speak about their quality. The market requires truly effective IT products that are based on real scientific evidence.