Metaverse, 5G, IoT and Telemedicine. Health impacts in 2023 and the patient journey

Support in information pace and capability, environment friendly use of PEPs and introduction of recent know-how gear will even have an effect in the sector.

*According to Dr. Leonardo Jorge
And so we start 2023, a 12 months after we had been hit with a barrage of digital stimuli that give us a way more accelerated notion of the passage of time. At the identical time, we now have additionally reached a state of technological maturity, which has allowed us to create and enhance plenty of applied sciences which have a direct impression on all areas of the healthcare sector.

In this manner, 2023 guarantees a brand new and extra intense avalanche of knowledge and options to assist firms and sufferers who care for this asset, which is so necessary and necessary to all of us who put well being first.

We begin with the know-how that emerged final July 2022, that’s the 5G Internet community, which was created with the mission of constructing wi-fi info switch exceptionally quick, being as much as 20 instances sooner than 4G know-how. It will positively have an effect on the enchancment of the applied sciences used in the well being sector in phrases of accuracy, high quality, security and pace, inflicting an enormous evolution in well being.

What we name the Internet of Things (IoT), a novel know-how that permits a number of bodily gadgets to be interconnected by way of the Internet, will likely be of nice profit.

In this context, we now have the integration of digital patient information (EPR) with completely different interfaces, resembling hospital paperwork, examination recordsdata and different information, in a sooner and safer manner, guaranteeing the high quality of knowledge.

In addition, it’s doable to broaden the monitoring and monitoring of occasions, resembling the use of “Smart watches”, watches that may monitor and transmit numerous consumer information in actual time, enabling the detection of modifications in coronary heart price and even; oxygen saturation.

It permits speedy healthcare intervention by not solely speaking with the consumer but in addition alerting the patient’s care heart to name them. It is a device that can be utilized with glorious suggestions in sufferers with a pacemaker, and if issues are detected throughout its operation, an alert is instantly despatched to their medical card.


With sooner and extra correct info stream, we’ll enhance merchandise resembling teleconsultation, telemonitoring and telesurgery that use robotic know-how to carry out them. Not solely will the accessibility of telehealth broaden to each nook of the nation, but in addition the risk of interactivity with distant bodily examination gadgets that may stay with the patient or healthcare supplier.

All of those technological improvements exponentially enhance the high quality of research of areas resembling the oral cavity, auditory canal, fundus of the eye, auscultation of the coronary heart and lungs, even very important indicators with extensively obtainable specialised gear. Telehealth supply will develop rather a lot in the coming years in phrases of high quality and security.

And we even have, no much less, the Metaverse, which will likely be an idea of an augmented actuality digital surroundings the place it’s doable to have an actual sensation that the consumer is actively performing actions whereas sitting in a chair. And in this digital world, the sooner, safer and higher the switch of knowledge is, the higher we will get pleasure from well being. In a tutorial setting, we will create practical studying and simulations that mix with actuality, human anatomy research, and advanced scientific circumstances.

It additionally lets you examine the anatomy and surgical method earlier than performing it. And it’s clear that we will take the metaversal to telemedicine, as a result of it would permit not solely the interplay of the digital camera between the patient and the healthcare employee, but in addition the entry of each into an interactive surroundings, facilitating the trade of knowledge and the understanding of procedures and software recipes.

In addition, it permits for extra humanized care, the introduction of kid distractions throughout vaccination or blood assortment, in addition to many different prospects that may be explored and proposed with the periodic software of the know-how. In abstract, we live in a brand new period in actual time the place this speedy switch of information will utterly change the manner we expect and act in the healthcare universe.

With the means to succeed in the most distant cities of the nation, we could have extra and extra job alternatives for healthcare professionals who specialize in the use of telemedicine/telehealth, and will even have the ability to provide a wider vary of social motion, know-how specialist and instructional software enter for individuals who want it. want and don’t have any entry necessities.

2023 will deliver many alternatives and challenges and it’s as much as us to be taught and enhance to trip this wave of change and development as it’s actually simply starting. Forward!

*Dr. Leonardo Jorge Cordeiro de Paula is a heart specialist, educational director of the Brazilian School of Medicine (EBRAMED), well being administration and schooling specialist and at the moment scientific heart specialist at Incor – Instituto do Coração.

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