Innovation in healthcare is increasingly driven by the need to improve both costs and early detection and diagnosis.
Increasingly, we will see development of cost-effective diagnostic sensors and AI-driven analytics. Patient monitoring will take place both inside and outside the hospital to allow timely intervention, reduce pressure on an increasingly over-worked healthcare system and improve patient quality of life.
In recent years we have seen a growing trend towards integration of monitoring technology into consumer electronic devices. Predictive healthcare is key in reducing later treatment costs. Innovative developments into how healthcare clinicians diagnose disease or illness, including in vitro diagnostics and diagnostic imaging will increase their ability to act early. Remote diagnostics and remote robotic surgery will reduce costs on the system, help prevent errors and increase the efficiency of our healthcare systems.
Healthcare technology is a broad field where innovation plays a crucial role. Areas like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology, the development of medical devices and equipment and more are areas where CW Applied Technology has been actively involved since our foundation.
We have worked closely with clients who develop and launch technologies and products related to next-generation sequencing (NGS) and single-cell genomics, to clients looking to set-up and maintain with tracking a library of equipment in major hospitals, to clients seeking to monitor environmental conditions which can have health impacts in specific areas, to clients looking to implement and monitor hand cleansing by medical staff and many more healthcare related developments. In some cases this was entirely new product development, in others re-engineering was involved as in the case study outlined here. In most cases, we can’t reveal too much detail as it can point clearly to the clients involved and we have significant Non-Disclosure Agreements in place.