The convulsions of the Covid-19 crisis are still felt by the whole world. With healthcare systems that suffered the firsthand impact of the virus, its direct implications were felt the most by the common people. The magnitude of the loss and the damage caused by the pandemic is inestimable.
The healthcare system of the United States reached a breaking point and put hospitals and healthcare providers under intense pressure. With a dearth of resources, ICU beds, and ventilators the pandemic exposed the loopholes in the entire healthcare system. This precipitous shift in the course of the world left no stone unturned.
Adjusting to the “new normal” has not been anything less than a challenge. And complying with this, the healthcare industry is not left unaffected. The future of the healthcare system in the US was bound to undergo a change in direction in the post-pandemic era. So here are a few changes that the institutions have adopted to keep up with the “new normal” and have been extensively discussed in healthcare conferences and events.
With the virus spreading like wildfire, the use of telehealth saw an unprecedented surge. The quarantine norms and other regulars associated with the pandemic encouraged people to shift towards telehealth. The intervention of digitalization in the healthcare industry was not an unexplored realm in the pre-covid era, but now as of 2021, it reached new heights. The healthcare providers and patients who are under isolation have no option but to consult their doctors virtually.
The anxieties of getting infected by the virus were one of the primary factors that people shifted to consulting their doctors virtually or over a phone call. This shift perhaps is not ephemeral, it is here to stay. With technological advancements and a sudden surge in demand for telehealth, companies are combining up with novel ideas to accommodate this demand.
The intervention of AI
The role of Artificial Intelligence in our lives is much more deep-rooted than we realize. The US healthcare ecosystem utilized AI for administrative and operational purposes. This takes off the load from the shoulders of the healthcare workers and facilitates uninterrupted attention towards the patient’s health. With the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases and the pace at which it spreads, the utilization of AI in the healthcare system can reduce the potential spread of the virus. This is done by reducing human contact and shifting all the administrative tasks to digital means.
The application of AI is also efficient in a clinical setting, like CT Scans and MRI. The use of technology in the realm of healthcare produces clear medical images, thereby facilitating precision in diagnosis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has strategically changed the course of healthcare services and delivery models in the United States. To stay up to date with the changing trends and developments of the healthcare industry, you cannot miss your chance to attend Health 2.0 Conference, one of the biggest healthcare events in the USA.