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Diagnostic future is phygital (bridge between digital world and physical world)
27 feb 2023

Smart laboratories and smart imaging systems are emerging as a result of digitalization, robotization, and automation. These systems can easily handle the rising demands from healthcare providers and consumers at a faster rate and at a lower cost. 


In the course of research and technologies that are improving diagnosis space right now and those that are predicted to change diagnosis in the future have been identified. 


Future of Diagnostic Industry:


The future of the diagnostic industry is exciting, as it is poised for continued growth and innovation. Some of the major trends and developments that are likely to shape the industry in the coming years include:


Personalized Medicine: 

The ability to use genetic and other molecular data to tailor treatments to an individual's unique needs is already being used in certain fields, such as cancer treatment. As more is learned about the genetic basis of disease, the use of personalized medicine is likely to expand.


Artificial Intelligence (AI):

AI and machine learning are already being used in diagnostic imaging to help detect. As the technology advances, it is likely to become more widespread in the diagnostic industry, improving accuracy and reducing the time and cost of diagnosis.


Point-of-Care Testing:

Point-of-care testing is becoming increasingly important, especially in resource-limited settings or areas where access to traditional diagnostic facilities is limited. With the development of rapid diagnostic tests that are portable and affordable, healthcare providers can quickly diagnose and treat patients.


Home-Based Testing

Home-based diagnostic testing, such as self-testing for diabetes, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, is becoming more common. This trend is likely to continue as more individuals seek convenient and cost-effective ways to manage their health.


Digital Health:

The use of digital tools, such as telemedicine and wearable health devices, is expanding. These technologies are likely to become more integrated with diagnostic testing, enabling patients to monitor their health and receive real-time diagnostic information.


Phygital

Phygital refers to the integration of physical and digital elements in the diagnostics experience. But when it comes to healthcare services, people expect more- trust, empathy, care, personal attention.


“Digitization is the game-changing force in the diagnostics sector”, said by Mr. Ankush Gupta, Director & COO of Sterling Accuris.


Physical + Digital = Phygital – It results in innovations like parallel use of sensors, biopsies, AI, and and digital applications. Digitalization in diagnostics creates entirely new opportunities for better care, but it also requires more foresight and flexibility from all market participants. 


Overall, the diagnostic industry is expected to continue to play a crucial role in improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs by facilitating early detection and treatment of diseases, while also becoming more accessible and patient-centred.

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