Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Technology
Technology plays a critical role in healthcare by providing new tools and methods for diagnosing, treating, and managing medical conditions. Some examples of technology used in healthcare include:
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) which are digital versions of the paper-based medical records and allow healthcare providers to access and share patient information electronically.
Telemedicine, which enables healthcare providers to deliver medical services remotely through the use of video conferencing, remote monitoring, and electronic prescribing.
Medical imaging technologies such as computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound, which provide detailed images of the body to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
Robotics and automation, which are used in surgery, laboratory, and diagnostic procedures, to improve precision and accuracy.
3D Printing technology is also used in healthcare to create models of organs, bones, and other body parts to help with pre-operative planning, medical education and training, and in the development of prosthetics.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are being used in healthcare to improve the accuracy of diagnoses, identify patterns in medical data, and optimize clinical decision-making.
Technology in healthcare is continuously evolving and it is expected to play an even more important role in the future by improving the quality, accessibility, and affordability of healthcare services.