The healthcare industry has witnessed a massive disruption in the last few years and the incorporation of latest technology is transforming it at an unprecedented rate. Patients are now able to take prior precaution and take predictive medicine accordingly to avoid health risk. The data collected from wearable devices such as smartwatches helps predict and treat health issues even before the user experiences any symptoms. This has also enabled professionals to provide a personalized approach in terms of medication with the help of a data-driven analysis.
With every passing day, the industry is adopting new applications of predictive medicine and is coming up with more personalized and effective treatments to ensure better outcomes for every patient.
The practice of obtaining and cataloging characteristics about individual patient is the current trend of the healthcare industry. The data is then analyzed to predict the patient’s health risk and understand which treatment will be most effective so that precautions can be taken and the patient can be offered the best possible medication. The recent breakthroughs in technologies such as genomics and AI has helped better understand to what extent the patient is capable of fighting diseases or how they will react to different types of medication or treatment.
The most common and powerful approach of predictive medicine is genetic testing as it helps identify potential diseases even in a baby inside a womb and helps detect diseases like coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Predictive medicine is an intelligent blend of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and robotics.
Thus, though it costs a little more up front, predictive medicine will help the healthcare industry save a huge amount of money in the long run. Predictive medicine can no wonder do wonders to the healthcare system. But the healthcare system needs to equip itself will the necessary technology and other devices to successfully incorporate predictive medicine into the system.