Healthcare is going through a heavy transformation thanks to the latest technological innovations. Artificial intelligence (AI) and Virtual reality (VR) are growing popular in medical schools, in the marketplace, and even in the medical examination room. This makes us wonder whether these technologies could help us in making healthcare better.

Thankfully, researchers and scientists have already begun studying ways in which these technologies can help overcome some of the greatest obstacles in Medical Healthcare. Such observers are looking into ways in which VR, AI, and 3D interfaces can help the health industry reach its goal of precise and patient-centered care. Something that is profoundly dependent on technology and professional relationship between the patient and the provider.

Doctors

Although VR and AI could provide value to providers, it can also offer many learning opportunities to medical students. These technologies can offer students unique chances of performing new treatments and practice procedures, that otherwise would have been impossible without real subjects. As practice makes perfect, repeat procedures would help contain physician operating inefficiencies and related errors.  Similarly, 3D printing can also help prepare physicians for operations.

3D printing can not only mimic real products, it can also develop working structures that can work perfectly with the human body. 3D printing can also replicate human pathophysiology and may also lead to less animal testing in medicine.

Patients

VR and AI also allow patients to delve virtually into their upcoming procedures and get a better know-how about what will be happening to their bodies during the operation. Experts say that this can also lighten the anxiety that often stems from patients’ uncertainty.

Vendors

In the highly competitive arena of developing top notch healthcare software, VR and AI can do wonders for vendors. These technologies are making strides here and can easily bridge the space between patients and providers. Through the incorporation of AI and VR, customized digital interfaces, patient portals, and EHRs could be created to provide better care to patients despite the barrier of distance.

No doubt real-life inspiration comes with virtual imagination. As we move forward into the future of healthcare and its technologies, we may see people adopting these virtual technologies and ultimately helping patients, enhancing healthcare, and breaking barriers hindering medicine advancement.