Behind Healthcare: How Technology Plays a Part in Modern Medicine

Running tests and motoring health conditions seem effortless these days. Medical Science has made a significant technological leap. It is now easier to detect heart failure. Doctors can track which patients are taking their meds. Identifying blood samples is faster and more exact. Plus, doctors get to use 3-D printing and battery-powered germ killers.

Detecting heart failure

Technology has made it easier to treat heart failure patients. For example, doctors have found a more efficient way to check on their patients. They can use a necklace, watch, or wristband to help treat their patients. They use the technology to adjust medications and make diet changes. A huge benefit is the readings take place in real time.

Tracking who takes their medications

Patients do not always remember to take their medications. So, the medical establishment is coming out with a sensor to tell them who is taking the prescribed meds. The technology uses a chip powered with gastric fluids. Each time the microchip reaches the stomach, the sensor activates. It registers the medication and the time of day the patient takes it. The information gets sent to a mobile app the patient uses.

Easier detection of blood samples

They have come up with a machine that can identify dried blood spot samples. It automates the process and gives a more accurate result. The device can detect blood tests such as HIV, neonatal, and A1C Hemoglobin testing. It uses dried sample spots. Doctors can have the machine networked to their laboratory information system.

Use of 3-D printing

Doctors can view multidimensional layout of a patient’s body. Surgeons use it to make decisions before visiting the operating room. For example, if a patient suffers a tear in an aortal wall, doctors can view a 3-D printing and make decisions. They would know if they had to insert a stent to stop any other rupture.

Killing germs with batteries

Concerned doctors worry about treating infections due to complications after joint replacement surgeries. So, scientists have come up with nanotechnology to place inside the orthopedic implants. The battery powered device stores thousands of microscopic germ killers. It attacks bacteria on demand.

Technological advances have made it easier for doctors to do their work in less time. For example, it is simpler to treat heart failure patients. Doctors get to use necklaces and other gadgets to adjust medications and change diets. If patients forget to take their meds, their doctors will know about it. Using blood sample machines makes it easier to test for HIV, neonatal and A1C Hemoglobin testing. Surgeons have saved time using 3-D printing. Plus, doctors use a battery-powered germ killer to treat patients post joint replacement surgeries.

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My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3-year-old husky Snowball.

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