Health Care in The Future
At Home Diagnostics
With our changing world, everyone is becoming much more reliant on our cellphones. No matter where you are or where you are going, your cellphone is always by your side.
The company realized that this was the case, and is now making “attachable’s”(CellScope, 2014) for your smart phone. This can revolutionise the doctors industry because now people can diagnose their own ear aches to even deadly diseases. The piece that attaches would work with an app on your phone so that it is easy for the user to see what is wrong and to get the full diagnostics on it. (CellScope, 2014)
This may have a negative impact on the amount of jobs for doctors with patients now being able to diagnose themselves. This would allow for less contaminated waiting rooms as well as an easy way to get a check-up.
This video shows just how easy it really is to use the product and how much faster it is then going to the local walk in clinic.
Hand held device such as the CellScope are trying to be created everywhere so that it makes it easier for patients as well as doctors to get the correct information as quick as possible. Doctors are making anything from ear ache machines to now even compact x-ray machines, estimated to be able to fit in your pocket. (Scott Kovaleski, 2013)
“In approximately three years, we could have a prototype hand-held X-ray scanner using our invention. The cell-phone-sized device could improve medical services in remote and impoverished regions and reduce health care expenses everywhere.” (Scott Kovaleski, 2013)
This invention has a huge impact on the quickness and effectiveness on our x-rays but also on our environment. If they create machines that use less energy then they are heading in the same environmentally friendly trend that we are going to see up until 2025. The environmentalists will be happy to know that this device not only uses much less energy but also uses less radiation. In fact the devices radiation can be turned off with a click of a button making it safe and un-harmful to anyone. (Scott Kovaleski, 2013)
This technology can be used almost anywhere as long as the pricing is right. If they market and manage this product right then this could redefine the first aid kit. This product could be used in first aid kits in all sorts of sports to check for broken bones in hockey and football to even dislocated shoulders in baseball. With hundreds of thousands of sports teams everywhere this product would be very successful in this market. Not to mention how easy it would be to use at home.
Scott also says that it can be used in border crossings as well as in dental x-rays so that the patient receives less radiation to the head. the possibilities are endless with this product and I see in the near future this product becoming an essential product in this industry.
Health records can be very important but seem to be kept very poorly. In fact 50% of tax dollars can be wasted on medical sheets and miss handled files. (Lyndsey Gilpin, 2014)
Putting in place a fully digital medical file folder as well as online medical sheets and forms would save hospitals anywhere from 37-59 million dollars. (Lyndsey Gilpin, 2014) Also with digital online medical facts it is much easier for doctors to share medical information from the hospital to the walk in clinic.
Of course the start-up costs would be very high to install all these computers and devices into doctors’ offices but my guess is by 2025 our tax dollars would be going down by the amount of money saved.
This video explains what the benefits are of having online records and just how much easier it is to access them through the internet.
Hospital Beds and
The future for hospital beds is going to be a fully digital room with everything needed inside. The creation of this would allow for less walking around time by doctors. Patients would be able to things on their own like, change the temperature in the room or even read the medical charts at their bed. (Kazi Statstina, 2013)
FaceTime with doctors is also being tested in hospitals. This is so that the patients can get a hold of their doctor in a matter of seconds rather than the10 minutes it would have taken for the doctor to walk all the way to the patient’s room. (Kazi Statstina, 2013) Doctors are also hoping that this will create a much better bond between themselves and the patient, making the patients time at the hospital a whole lot easier.
The prediction for the year 2025 is that every single hospital will have moved to this technology allowing for the patient to be much more comfortable and to allow more time for the doctors to do what they do best.
Although I am not a professional or a journalist I can make some predictions myself of what I have read.
1. Ipads in every room linked to their doctor
As much as I read the single thing I picture when I think of technology in hospitals is a doctor walking in with an ipad. I believe this will become standard in the next 10 years. These will be used to keep track of patients, to set alarms for patients and to have easy access to text and or call patients on the hospital network. I believe this will make doctors lives much easier and will also tie into online records of patients.
2. Online records of all of our medical history
Online anything seems like the move of the present, whether it is email, or online courses like this one, medical charts and medical history are bound to become strictly online. This will be the easiest way to share data with different doctors as well as to just review your own medical history.
3. At home full medical "tool box"
Finally this will have the biggest impact on the health care industry. The reason I called it a tool box is because of all the different gadgets that are going to be inside. There will end up being different tools and easy gadgets to diagnose our selves. The CellScope and the pocket x-ray machine are just the beginning. Eventually everything that you need a doctor for will be in this one kit. This will all eventually be standard in our houses, so that we have a quick and easy way to diagnose ourselves.
In my opinion and clearly in the these doctors and journalists opinions the future for health care is going to be digitalized completely. We are going to perform check ups on our selves at home and even be able to access our health records with a click of a button. When we go in for treatment we will be able to completely customize our rooms so that we can be comfortable and feel like we are at home.
Technology is expanding fast and its just matter of time before it takes over the health care system. By 2025 I am almost certain that we will see all these changes used across the entire nation. It is bound to happen, but only time will tell.
(CellScope, 2014) Retrieved from: https://www.cellscope.com/team
(Lyndsey Gilpin, 2014) Retrieved from: http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/health-care-tech-10-new-devices-apps-and-inventions-to-watch/1/
(Lyndsey Gilpin, 2014) Retrieved from: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-technologies-changing-the-future-of-healthcare/
(Kazi Statstina, 2013) Retrieved from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/is-this-the-future-of-hospitals-in-canada-1.1393280
(Scott Kovaleski, 2013) Retrieved from: http://www.gizmag.com/compact-radiation-source-portable-x-ray/25707/
By: Anthony Henein
Nanobots & Surgery
With the advancement of technology, the healthcare can be affected in many ways such as nanobots, surgery, cancer and much more.
The two videos below give a detailed explanation of how nanobots will help in advance medical care and how it can help with cancer cures.
The video below shows how surgery will be performed in the future, with the surgery being performed with way they're are two possibilities, one there could be more jobs created to control and handle these machines or two jobs could be cut because of the increase in technology allowing for faster performance.
Five incredible developments that could happen by 2025
1-High-Tech Prosthetics(Michelle Leach, 15 june 2013)
2- New Human Organs Could Be Custom Made in the Laboratory(Michelle Leach, 15 june 2013)
3- May Be a Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease(Michelle Leach, 15 june 2013)
4- Tiny Nanobots Could Patrol the Bloodstream to Fight Cancer, Other Diseases(Michelle Leach, 15 june 2013)
5 - Cancer Treatments Will Advance, Although Not to a Total Cure(Michelle Leach, 15 june 2013)
Reference LEACH, M. (2013, June 15). 10 Incredible Health Tech Advances Possible By 2025 - Listosaur | Hungry for Knowledge. Retrieved December 1, 2014, from http://listosaur.com/science-a-technology/10-incredible-health-tech-advances-possible-by-2025/By: Abdul Alvi