Advances in Healthcare Predictions for 2023

Technology in healthcare has advanced rapidly in the past few years due to the pandemic. However, there is still a long way to go in improving personalized care and patient experience. Moreover, biases in care need to be removed and health services need to be more available to those with limited options. Patients also need to see more care options that are personalized to them and provided with prevention in mind. Therefore, 2023 should push healthcare towards better patient engagement, and better collaboration so that patients are able to have better health outcomes.

Expansion of AI

AI is expected to increase from last year by 40% [1]. This is most likely due to AI’s ability to provide reliable predictions and its usefulness in aiding doctors with information management. One way that AI will improve is through its ability to use larger amounts of data to make reliable predictions. This means that data will be preprocessed and cleaned before use during training [2]. Moreover, more patient information can be used to make personalized predictions. For instance, a patient’s genetic information and lifestyle data can be used to provide effective treatment options and recommendations [2]. Another area that AI will improve is by removing bias from models, especially ones that lead to social inequalities [2]. Bias in healthcare can cause further health difficulties and can be detrimental to patients. By providing better guidelines and training, AI can be used to lower discrepancies in healthcare.

Expansion of Telehealth

This year, we should also see an improvement in telehealth services. The first area is patient security. Since telehealth services are offered virtually, they can put patient data at risk. However, with more resources from doctors, patients can feel safer about using telehealth services. Moreover, telehealth will likely provide more mental health-related services this year. This means that healthcare services will be more accessible for those that are unable to receive in-person services. Furthermore, telehealth will most likely work with remote patient care services. The overall goal will be to provide long-term treatment plans for patients with chronic conditions. Therefore, we can expect better collaborative care options. Overall, telehealth will allow patients to have more access to care and receive more effective treatment.

Remote Patient Care & Wearables

As stated previously, remote patient care will likely be used with telehealth services, especially for those with chronic conditions. When it comes to wearables, they will likely push in the direction of preventive care [3]. This means that patients at higher risk for a certain disease can be monitored, and doctors can learn more information about their lifestyle choices and environment. This will also allow doctors to use real-time data to track how effective a treatment plan is, and if any adverse effects are seen. Robots in healthcare have become increasingly popular, so we may also see them used in remote care to provide assistance and monitoring to older patients [3]. Overall, with remote patient care, we should see an increase in collaboration and continuous care to patients, as well as better patient engagement.

Precision Health

In 2023, we should see more data being used to provide patients with personalized treatment plans that are specific to them. More genetic information will be used to predict if a treatment plan will work [4]. Patients will also be given more options for how they receive care, leading to better patient engagement and satisfaction. Healthcare is slowly moving away from being reactive and moving towards being proactive. Precision health plays a big role in this because genetic information allows doctors to predict adverse health effects before they happen. Moreover, this can also allow more patients to participate in clinical trials that are likely to benefit them. Overall, precision health will likely empower patients to take back more control of their care choices and improve their overall health.

Increased Compatibility through Cloud Technology

Cloud services are useful in providing large amounts of patient data to doctors when needed. 2023 should see increased funding for cloud technology, especially in terms of multi-cloud functionality [5]. This is important because multi-cloud networks can be more secure and provide more centralized control [5]. Moreover, since multi-cloud technology will combine public and private sectors, doctors can use more information when considering how to treat patients. This will improve collaboration among doctors since they can access the same patient data from various locations.

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References

  1. https://www.iotworldtoday.com/2023/01/01/2023-ai-trends-in-health-care/#:~:text=Health%20care%20spending%20on%20AI,year%2C%20according%20to%20Omdia%20forecasts
  2. https://venturebeat.com/ai/6-healthcare-ai-predictions-for-2023/ 
  3. https://healthcaretransformers.com/healthcare-business/top-10-healthcare-trends-for-2023/#:~:text=Advanced%20technologies%20such%20as%20AI,easy%20to%20navigate%2C%20and%20empowering
  4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2022/12/06/the-top-5-healthcare-trends-in-2023/?sh=7ebcb940565b 
  5. https://www.techtarget.com/searchnetworking/news/252528816/Multi-cloud-networking-trends-to-watch-in-2023#:~:text=Analysts%20predict%20that%20going%20into,more%20observability%20for%20network%20security.