Healthcare software: Biggest trends for 2022
It’s hard to believe, but 2021 is winding down, and we’re shifting our attention to what 2022 holds. Those in the healthcare industry know that paying attention to emerging trends is crucial in staying on top of patient needs and providing the best care possible. Likewise, healthcare software developers are closely paying attention to what 2022 might hold, so they can develop a forward-thinking, relevant product. Below are some of the biggest healthcare trends for 2022. Whether you’re a developer or a provider, you need to be aware of the next big thing.
Artificial intelligence, all the time
It’s common to hear “Hey, Siri” or “Alexa, play me a song” on any given day. This is because artificial intelligence has become so familiar that we don’t even think about what it truly is anymore. There remains some uncertainty about whether these devices collect too much personal data, but consumers don’t typically seem to care. Why? Because artificial intelligence is convenient. It makes performing a simple task even easier, and that’s the ultimate goal for most of us, both in our personal and professional lives.
More personalization available to all
Personalization has taken the world by storm, but when it comes to healthcare, it’s much more than a superficial desire for something that’s unique to you. One of the biggest ways we’ve seen personalization take off in healthcare is DNA testing kits. On the surface, these may seem like another fad—take a test and gain access to a digital catalog of your family’s history, possibly interact with distant relatives, etc.—but they bring much more to the table. Many of these testing kits can pinpoint genetic patterns that determine what diseases a patient may be more likely to face in their life. Because of this, doctors almost get a peek into the future and can develop preventative treatment plans to combat potential future illness.
Wearable health monitoring devices
If you’re thinking about developing healthcare software next year, you’ll want to consider how a smart watch app fits into your product. The rise of the Apple Watch as a health device is proving that smart watches aren’t just a fun, trendy accessory. Instead, they can be used as a health monitoring mechanism, which means your business already can get in on the fun, as long as you develop an Apple Watch-compatible app.
Telemedicine continues to grow
Telehealth was already on the rise, but the Covid-19 pandemic spiked the need for remote healthcare big time. While certain types of appointments will always need to be conducted in person, many can take place over a video call. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many patients are choosing remote appointments instead of in-person ones. Your software solution should take this trend into consideration, making sure your software isn’t dependent on in-person interactions.
Data security is a top priority
Healthcare providers deal with sensitive data every day, so security has always been top-of-mind when considering what tools to use for medical billing, coding, scheduling, and other daily tasks. Now, hackers are more creative than ever, which means developers have to ensure they create a system with strong data encryption and conduct regular security tests to check that everything is protected.
Software that sets trends
If you want to become successful in the software field, you can’t just follow the trends—you need to set them. At RouteGenie, we’re in the business of doing just that. If you’re looking for a forward-thinking, modern medical transportation software, book your free demo today and check our product out in action!