At base, Artificial Intelligence is the process whereby machines & ‘robots’ can exhibit logic or make decisions in line with that of a Human being.In healthcare, a key area of this can be in the form of diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and process automation.Read More
Connected Care is the term for real time personal and automated communications between patient and healthcare provider. This could take the form of health indicator monitoring (e.g. heartrate monitors transmitting info back to the provider and patient), email communicated, online GP support/mental health counselling and more. The rise of Connected Care is streamlining the process of healthcare, as well as providing easier access to key information on the part of both the doctor and the patient. Read More
mHealth is the term to describe the use of mobile devices in Healthcare technology, however it is also used to define other forms of wireless technology in Health.mHealth has become particularly prominent in the developing world,where Healthcare provisions may be sparse or over-stretched, but mobile phone usage is widespread.
Telemedicine is a new way ofproviding health advice via telecommunications such as video chats and mobile applications. This health tech solution is particularly beneficial to those in hard-to-access areas, or in developing countries where there may be a shortage of accessible healthcare in a vicinity. Whilst Telemedicine has only become a truly viable option in the past decade due to technological advancements, it is fast-growing asone of the most widely used and invested in formsof Healthcare Technology.
Digital Mental Health, whilst falling into the umbrella term of Connected Care, stands as its own category due to its sheer impact. As use of the internet, mobile apps and other technology grows, Digital Mental Health programs and services have grown and adapted to allow access torepeat prescriptions, mood monitoring and online counselling (or e-counselling).These new programs and processes allow for easier access to mental health services, more intensive preventative action, and more prominent exposure for helpful resources.