One of the key factors influencing this growth is new technologies, experts of the consulting company say in the report ” Patient in the digital world “. According to the study, almost 60% of patients in the region are already ready to get medication online.
The study shows that almost 60% of patients from the Central and Eastern Europe region are already interested in telemedicine solutions. Analysis of market potential indicates that over 14 million patients shortly may use new technologies in the treatment process.
Among the services with the greatest potential are teleconsultation, telemonitoring, tel diagnostics and telerehabilitation. Experts emphasize that teleconsultation services alone reach a pace of 110% growth per year, which means that the number of teleconsultations in just 12 months doubled and amounted to over 110,000 throughout the world.
The patients most willingly declare their willingness to use telemedicine consultancy in the field of internal medicine consultations (over 50% of respondents) as well as pharmaceutical, cardiological and dermatological consultations (almost 40% of respondents).
The main factors driving the development of telemedicine are the rapidly growing market of private healthcare, relatively easy access to new technologies, as well as the search for more effective and cheaper methods of providing services.
Among the benefits resulting from the use of telemedicine solutions in healthcare, among others increase in the quality of services provided and speed of diagnosis, as well as shortening queues by increasing the efficiency of facilities and greater availability of doctors.
New technologies in health care
New technologies, both in terms of hardware and software, are already ready and sufficiently developed to support the provision of telemedicine services. Among the most interesting, which in the coming years may change the market of medical services, include:
Developed medical devices developed for the needs of telemedicine, such as home stations with remotely connected devices such as weight, blood pressure monitor, ECG holders, remote CTG, stethoscope, breath analyzer, medical recorder with the online transmission, mobile telerehabilitation or telediagnosis apparatus, a sensor for non-invasive level measurement oxygen saturation hemoglobin.
Artificial intelligence tools that can greatly support the entire diagnostic or therapeutic process, as well as significantly reduce costs. Artificial intelligence, e.g. neural networks, gives great opportunities to use historical data to diagnose new cases, supporting the work of doctors and healthcare professionals. Although the doctor was, is and will be the most important person making the right decisions, it seems that solutions based on the use of artificial intelligence can support the work of the doctor, eliminate some errors, and finally suggest the optimal method of operation and more efficiently use the time of specialists.
Data-mining tools that allows the conversion of available data into information that can be effectively used in treatment. Today, the biggest problem is the lack of use of historical data, a huge knowledge base.