Technology Driven Healthcare
|Swati Sharma1*, Jancy Ayyaswamy1 and Jugal Kishore2|
|1Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi|
|2Department of Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi|
|Corresponding Author :||Swati Sharma
Scientist, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
Department of Science and Technology, Government. of India, New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received: October 10, 2015; Accepted: October 26, 2015; Published: November 02, 2015|
|Citation: Sharma S, Ayyaswamy J, Kishore J (2015) Technology Driven Healthcare. Adv Tech Biol Med 3:146. doi: 10.4172/2379-1764.1000146|
|Copyright: © 2015 Sharma S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Sound health is central to human happiness and well-being. Healthy citizens contribute to the economic growth of any country, in a progressive manner. It is an undisputed fact that Medical Sciences and Health care in India still needs a significant make-over. However, with the innovations and advancements in medical technology, several opportunities are waiting to be tapped.
Demand for more and better healthcare services keeps increasing from consumers all over the world. Some key drivers playing a critical role in this sector are income levels, breakthrough innovations in medical domain, treatment methods, shift in diseases pattern, private healthcare spending etc. Hospitals and healthcare centres, today, are using advanced medical technologies and also update them from time to time. This article attempts to frame a snapshot of the top ten emerging trends in healthcare during the past few years globally. The top trends are Digitization, Synthetic biology, Biomaterials, Genome sequencing and Pharmacogenomics, 3D bioprinting, implanted sensor based drug delivery, Robotics and Artificial intelligence, Sensors and wearable devices, big data and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) diagnostics. The potential areas, which need to be focused by the Indian medical sector, also have been highlighted.