Let’s take a look at top 10 health technology innovation ready to take over 2019.
Healthcare providers are set to represent the second largest industry sector in 3D manufacturing. The release of Food & Drug Administration’s first comprehensive framework advising manufacturers of 3D medical products talks about its growing impact where more than 100,000 knee replacement surgeries are completed each year using 3D-printed, patient-matched surgical guides, for example. Surfaces and structures can be optimised for strength, weight and material use through this process. Additionally, consultation between surgeons and patients has also been bolstered and patients can now better understand the complexity of his or her specific needs.
Preventing patients from getting to or from a doctor’s appointment, non-emergency health transportation remains a key issue worldwide. It has cost US health systems up to $150bn each year because 25% of lower-income patients have missed or rescheduled appointments due to lack of transportation. Therefore, to reduce these costs and deliver personalised patient care, transportation companies such as Lyft and Uber have entered the market by partnering with state governments.
Keep watching this space to know more about top healthcare innovations for the coming year.