9 ways technology is transforming the healthcare industry

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Technologies imagined in other fields, such as nanotechnology, robotics and 3D printing are impacting the healthcare industry.

Here are nine observations:

1. Advancements in the fields of information and communication technologies, smart devices and virtual reality approaches are also transforming healthcare.

2. Nanotechnologies have created active implantable healthcare devices and smart seniors, like pacemakers.

3. The field of nanotechnology offers enhanced diagnostic devices and wound healing technologies, as well.

4. Robotics is lending its hand in healthcare by overriding the limitations of invasive procedures.

5. The field of regenerative medicine is introducing the healthcare industry to stem cell technology and tissue engineering.

6. Digital innovations leveraging smart technology is offering connected health and data management, engaging patients and physicians.

7. Internet of Things is also making its impact on the industry, offering machine-to-machine interactions and communication among intelligent devices and smart seniors.

8. Cloud computing offers on-demand services in the industry, and big data creates predictive analytics and semantic reasoning.

9. And the field of virtual reality offers a world for surgeons to practice complex operations.

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