From health-monitoring wearables and AI-powered apps to virtual reality training and telemedicine, technology is transforming the healthcare ecosystem to better support patients and professionals—a priority that has become increasingly urgent amidst a global health crisis. Among this pioneering technology? A procedure straight out of The Jetsons: robotic surgery.
With digital transformation disrupting industries, advanced technologies like AI, VR, and telehealth are key indicators of healthcare technology becoming a much-needed asset. As the global population begins to navigate life after the pandemic, people are increasingly more aware of their health—mentally and physically.
The future of American healthcare lies in convenience, access, and affordability: in other words, telemedicine. Government stay-at-home orders coupled with ongoing uncertainty have thrust telehealth technology into the spotlight, with government officials (and the general public) taking note. The pandemic also revealed gaping inequalities in patient health—a problem often worsened by lack of access to medical care.