With the recent advances, even the medical device system is known to change dramatically. It started from the stand-alone device to patient and physician in the clinical environment that includes mobility and access outside of the four corners of the hospital.
The Establishment of Costs and Life Expectancy
In 2012, the United States has spent almost nine-thousand dollars on their health care as compared to other nations. The amount that is spent depends on every person. As per the healthcare spending versus the average life expectancy of OECD countries, it varies significantly. The cost of expenditures in health care is dependent on the life expectancy of the population.
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is seventy-five with a total expenditure of one-thousand dollars; in S. Korea, the average life expectancy is seventy-eight with total expenditure of one-thousand eight hundred dollars; in Hungary, seventy-three is the average life expectancy with total expenditure of one-thousand five hundred dollars; in United Kingdom with seventy-eight as the average life expectancy and three-thousand dollars for the expenditure on health; in USA, seventy-eight as the average life expectancy with nine-thousand dollars for the health expenditure for every person.
As per the price of healthcare, the total physician and hospital cost for appendectomy varies in countries. Like for example in United Kingdom with 3, 381 dollars; France with 4, 463 dollars; China with 4, 782 dollars; Australia with 5467 dollars and USA with 29, 426 dollars. As it can be observed, the total cost for appendectomy is the highest with America.
As per the imaging and scanning angiogram, it was noted that in 2012 Canada has 35 dollars; China has 218 dollars; France with 264 dollars and USA with 2, 430 dollars. As per the physician fees, the office visit accounts for thirty dollars with France; thirty dollars with Canada; and 176 dollars with USA.
What the Future Holds
By the year of 2017, it is estimated that the health market will reach for about twenty-three billion dollars. Three point four billion people will not have tablets or smart phones with great access on health apps. Also, one-hundred seventy million accessories and clothing will be embedded with healthcare monitoring devices. Just as, the main three therapy fields that are connected for the health solutions are obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
As of the moment, there is a need for connected health because it reduces the costs by means of interoperability of most medical devices, improved adoption and coordination from caregivers on EHR data. Even caregivers are allowed to provide for informed decisions for their enhanced and improved quality care. The medical errors are also reduced and the administration efficiency is improved. As for patients, they can be more responsible with their health. Medical staff and doctors can also treat and diagnose their patients from distant facilities.
The associations, organizations and government agencies will also be responsible in the connected health and the change in the health system that can benefit a lot of people around the world. It is believed that it can improve the health aspect of the people.