How Software and Technology is Changing the Future of Healthcare
We recently came across a very fascinating article written by Jorge Conde from Andreessen Horowitz called “Healthcare Has Left The Building”. Medical technology scales from affordable solutions such Continyou Care, to diagnostic instruments used in hospitals that cost millions of dollars. Before hospitals, everything a doctor needed technology-wise was able to be carried in a doctor’s bag, who would often visit you at home if you felt unwell. However, this slowly became an inefficient practice with the increase in technology where the new normal became you first visiting your doctor and then the hospital to be diagnosed.
Recently, a shift has occurred where potential patients are looking for new ways to be diagnosed, instead of following the standard procedures. Places like urgent care clinics and walk-in clinics offer doctors that can treat and diagnose in a more casual setting. Advances such as AI have made it possible to input symptoms into forms on the internet and get personalized recommendations for the next steps. Sticking with the internet, online in-person services have become popular, allowing you to connect with your doctors via video call from your home.
We’re currently seeing a cultural and societal shift back towards the “at-home” method of healthcare, with an added twist of giving a person more control and autonomy over how they search out healthcare services. Of course, hospitals will always have a major place for procedures such as surgeries, but people, in general, are seeking a more personalized care experience.
At Continyou Care, we know that our platform has made many lives easier when it comes to senior homes and long-term care facilities. We’ve used technology to eliminate the “pen-and-paper” process which reduced food wastage costs, enabled better communication within homes and created accountability at a staff level. With technology moving at a fast pace, it looks like our platform is part of a cultural shift in the way healthcare is delivered.