Top innovative trends that will transform Healthcare by 2025


Top innovative trends that will transform Healthcare by 2025

Global healthcare is evolving, in fact it’s moving at a pace that would impress the likes of Usain Bolt! It’s motoring into highly innovative spaces like virtual reality, online platforms and high-tech apps. Pretty soon we’ll all be familiar with anything from digital avatars to quantum computing! But for now, let’s take a look at a list of the top technologies we can expect to see in healthcare by the year 2025.

Immunotherapy

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All we hear these days is how we should be boosting our immunity to help us fend of nasty viruses and influenzas, so immune health is nothing new. But where Cancer is concerned, our very own immune system is forming part of a breakthrough treatment where antibodies attach to certain proteins on cancer cells, enabling the immune system to recognise and destroy those cells. What makes this so fascinating is that we’re using our own body as a weapon in the fight against cancer, and it’s happening right now!

Wearable technology

Apple has been on a lifesaving mission for some time now with the iWatch and all its tech savvy health features. Undiagnosed or misdiagnosed diseases should be a thing of the past and Apple keep bringing the heat where wearable tech is considered. Recent rumors speak of Glucose sensors, sensors that can read oxygenation levels, stress levels and even blood pressure being in the pipeline for iWatch users! The novel and likely best thing about all of this is that the user can send all this data to their doctors via e-mail straight from the watch for analysis.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics

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AI and robots have held the fascination of many in the health space over recent years and have already proven to be invaluable in healthcare. By 2025, we can expect to see this technology advancing in the way of being responsible for Digital Consultations, Smart Diagnosis, Drug Discovery – the process where new drugs are developed based on accessing libraries of molecules to improve medicine for new diseases - and follow-up systems by way of helpful chatbots!
While AI and robots won’t necessarily replace surgeons and doctors, they’ll be able to assist in microsurgery to ensure faster recovery of patients. They’ll also assist by providing them with the real data about the risk involved and necessary actions to be taken. Essentially, robots mimic human work in a quicker time and with far fewer errors.

Bioprinting


Imagine a world where you could be admitted into a hospital to receive a 3D printed organ to replace the old and tired one you have in your body? Fast forward a few years and it’s a revolutionary reality! By the year 2025 you can expect to see a variety of complex organs, such as the brain, heart, lung, and kidney being bio-printed.

Last but not least – Gene therapy

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A plethora of diseases out there are a result of genetic mutations. If only we could correct the faulty genetic information somehow to tackle these once considered incurable diseases? The answer of course – Gene Therapy. It is the process whereby a patient’s stem cells are taken and genetically altered in a lab and placed back into the patient’s body to stimulate healthy cells. In 2020 we’re seeing gene therapy applications double every year however, it’s forecasted that by 2025 the United State will be approving between 10 and 20 different therapies every year!

Whether it be regenerative medicine, robotic care or 3D printed medical devices, it’s safe to say that the future of healthcare is impressive, that surgeries and medicine and the likes thereof could become something we start to fear less and respect more. Technology today is astounding on its own, and in our lifetime, it will transform how we experience medical care in the future.


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