The healthcare industry is witnessing a technology renaissance and focusing on a more digital, autonomous, and patient-first healthcare system.

What once encompassed patient scheduling and payment software has evolved into a myriad of applications and IoT devices that are often critical to the delivery of healthcare services.

Have you ever thought what the healthcare industry would look like 20 years from now? In this blog, we would give you a glimpse of hospitals and aftercare in 2040.

Imagine you’ve fallen, and for the fourth time. It’s becoming severe now, and you can’t ignore it any longer. So you discuss the symptoms with your general practitioner’s chatbot, who books an appointment on your behalf. Now before you meet the doctor, he along with his AI assistant have analysed gait, and concluded the diagnoses from your medical records — you require a hip replacement surgery.

Welcome to the hospital of 2040

You enter the hospital and as you pass through the reception gets automatically registered — thanks to biometrics and facial recognition that track patients as they arrive. The future hospital will have robots to perform routine operations, freeing up medical staff to focus on more complex surgeries.

The healthcare facilities of 2040 will make sense of your medical history with machine learning tools and can understand symptoms through a conversational interface. Here patient records and registrations will update in real time.

Now as your surgery is successful, you’re lying in bed enjoying a virtual reality experience. The sensors are doing their part; you can see a computer image of your body on the headset in real time with data overlays.

The future of healthcare will be a world where care team will probably know before the patient does about his/her chronic condition through vital data streamed to the medical team. Moreover, a network of experts can look at the case simultaneously. This constant monitoring would enable early diagnosis of health issues before they become more serious.

Experience the patient aftercare in 2040

It’s time to go home where your smart home devices have already received your medical records and adjusted living conditions accordingly. Alarms have automatically been set for medication reminders, and your robot care assistant is waiting to augment nurse home visits.

No just this, the embedded AI device in your home will communicate your progress to your care team in real time, track progress, update your medical records, and track progress until you recover.

In a Nutshell

It is expected that in the next 20 years patients with a chronic condition will be monitored remotely, and an algorithm will keep a tab on their health. The healthcare population will soon be going to experience a different medical world than we think.