With every passing year, new and innovative medical technologies are changing the way practitioners offer treatment. The medical interventions and treatment protocols have changed dramatically over recent decades, evolving at an exponential rate in tandem with technology.
Here are some of the most exciting innovations that are transforming modern healthcare services today.
Home test kits
The COVID-19 pandemic has created ongoing challenges for an already overburdened healthcare system. Increased testing and treatment requirements, the need for isolation and social distancing, and new variants every few months have put extra strain on already limited resources. These issues aren’t just specific to COVID-19, either. Many secondary testing facilities and technicians have been reallocated to aid in this ongoing crisis, creating shortages and delays across the board.
Home test kits are one of the positive innovations to come out of the pandemic. If you take the time to read more about this innovation, you’ll find that modern test kits can now cover COVID-19 testing and other affected services, like STI and drug testing.
These kits offer several benefits. Empowering patients to conduct testing at home prevents the spread of COVID-19 and helps streamline testing services. Additionally, other tests allow patients indirectly affected by COVID-19 to move on with their lives and get the diagnosis and treatment they require. It’s expected the prevalence of test kits will continue in future years, with further time and research being dedicated to creating home testing protocols for various diseases and ailments.