According to a survey report, all doctors emphasized the importance of medical devices. The survey was conducted in order to find out what will be the future of medical device in 12 years from now i.e., 2030. Let's know more about it.
The survey involved 200 doctors and 2000 patients in the US and UK. Both the doctors and the patients were asked about their trust in the medical devices. They were also asked about the concerns that they may have about the medication.
The role of medical devices
Most cardiologists, oncologists, endocrinologists and pulmonologists said that they need the delivery device in order to make the best decision for a patient. Actually, this device is the interface of "drug-to-patient". Moreover, it makes things a lot easy and convenient for patients. As a matter of fact, the importance of the equipment goes up in case of some specific health conditions.
Nowadays, people want to treat themselves. Taking an oral tablet is easy, but using a special medical device requires support and training. But training is required on the part of doctors as well.
Pharmaceutical companies of today have been facing an increasing competition from other "generic" companies. So, this device gives them a major battleground where they can offer doctors something that can help their patients.
Like other medical devices, the delivery devices carries a lot of importance for doctors when they want to prescribe new medicines irrespective of their specialization.
Around 4 in 10 oncologists denied the importance of the device, while 25% said that it plays a major role.
More than 80% endocrinologists and pulmonologists agreed that the device is really important.
Medical devices of 2030
The exciting thing is that the mobile communication industry offers great stuff, and they may have developed a lot by 2030. Let's go back in time. If we go back just 10 years ago, we realize that using a digital dose counter with another device was taken as a high risk. Aside from this, monitoring compliance with some other devices requires a good deal of bespoke docking stations, bespoke electronics and a connection to a computer. On the other hand, nowadays, it has become a lot easier and safer to use a lot of medical devices in every hospital.
Nowadays, it's not difficult to connect medical device with each other. As a matter of fact, you can use the same technology designed for tablet and smartphones. So, the future of medical devices seems very bright. The only thing that is needed is effort on part of doctors. They should understand the importance of the medical equipment so that they could serve their patients in a better way.
Long story short, if you are a doctor and you want to serve your patients better, we suggest that you start using good medical equipment and other automated equipment. This will make your patients happy and you will also be able to broaden your practice. Of course, it will be a win-win deal for both you and your patients.
by Shalini Madhav