The new crown epidemic has opened a new era of smart medical care, how long will it last?
The new crown epidemic has accelerated the rapid development of medical electronics, and the model of smart medical care has also been practiced in epidemic prevention work. But after the epidemic, how should smart medical care develop? Since 5G, Internet of Things and other technologies have entered the public’s attention, various types of “intelligence” “The scene has also begun to have ideas, and smart medical care is no exception. For a long time, smart medicine has stayed at the stage of research and exploration, lacking practical accumulation, and it is difficult to implement it. However, the new crown epidemic in early 2020 has greatly stimulated the development of smart medical care.
During the epidemic prevention and control period, the most common one should be the Internet + medical model. Internet medical services mainly include medical e-commerce, health services, consumer medicine, Internet hospitals, medical cloud platform construction, and AI diagnosis and treatment auxiliary platforms. Since the concept of Internet + medical treatment was proposed in 2000, the Internet medical industry has developed from the earliest “registered network” to the later “Wuzhen Internet Hospital”. However, the overall development process is slow. Internet medical services have user habits, market promotion, and business. Models and other multi-faceted problems. However, during the epidemic, the Internet medical market ushered in a lot of heat. At present, startups such as BATJ (Baidu, Ali, Tencent, JD), Huawei, Ping An, and Dingxiangyuan have all entered the Internet medical service.
In addition, various intelligent medical equipment has also begun to fall into practice. In the prevention and control of the epidemic, various AI intelligent machines have gradually entered practical applications because medical devices with elements such as “non-contact”, “smart”, and “digital automation” are promoted. Especially in terms of intelligent management, various intelligent robots play different roles. Accurate digital statistics greatly reduce labor costs and enhance the safety of epidemic prevention. Some people in the industry sigh that after more than 30 years of development, medical robots have finally passed the toddler’s infancy and entered the vigorous juvenile period due to the birth of this epidemic.
With the support of traffic and industry policies, can smart medical care take the lead? Cheng Yi, senior vice president of WeDoctor Group, believes that the answer to this question lies in the value that smart medical care can provide to society. “Under the opportunity of the epidemic, in fact, some critical policy blocking points have been cleared, and very important service loops have also been opened up. Then this will give some medical services the possibility of complete migration from offline to online. “
As far as medical care is concerned, it has its own social value. The increase in the number of elderly people and the increase in global life expectancy have generally promoted the growth of the medical market. According to a report by Data Bridge Market Research, the medical electronics market is expected to reach US$5.1 billion by 2027, with a market growth rate of 4.6% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2027. So in terms of technology, the “new infrastructure” has given smart medical a more free technological development environment. The development of 5G, big data, Internet of Things, edge computing and other technologies has further accelerated the ecological construction of smart medical.
However, as far as the current situation is concerned, the biggest problem is still the problem of landing. Although smart medical care has entered the juvenile period, the business model still needs time to settle. my country is the world’s second largest medical device market after the United States. After the “big test” of the epidemic, the embryonic form of the smart medical device innovation industry has emerged. In the next step, how to accelerate domestic substitution and how to change from short-term benefits to long-term benefits? How to improve the degree of intelligence is the three core directions of future development.
However, in the short term, the medical electronics market has not yet cooled down. At the moment, many semiconductor supply chain manufacturers continue to adjust their strategies to increase the priority of medical chips. For example, the foundry UMC (UMC), in order to support epidemic prevention, uses the most urgent processing level to produce NAND Flash control IC factory PHISON (PHISON) for urgent orders for medical-grade respirators. All in all, the fight against the epidemic has undoubtedly opened a new era of smart medical care. The digital transformation of medical care will be rapidly upgraded. In the future, a clinical auxiliary diagnosis system with artificial intelligence as the core technology will be formed.
As far as the current situation is concerned, many manufacturers have already taken action. CDP and Penguin Almond launched a health warehouse in the form of a “smart micro clinic”, and integrated professional doctors and smart devices through the Internet to integrate new health retail products, health testing, remote consultations, and relaxing oxygen bars. The consultation needs of most corporate employees. ADI’s Jan-Hein Broeders also said that VSM (Smart Wearable Inside and Outside Hospital) is one of the fastest growing market segments in all regions, and the Chinese market has become the world’s largest smart wearable market.
ADI also recently launched a new product biomedical analog front end ADPD4000. Only one chip is needed to measure heart rate, activity, skin impedance, oxygen saturation and body temperature (except for exercise). The chip directly measures heart signals by connecting biopotential electrodes, which facilitates the creation of a very energy-saving, small-sized, cost-effective and wearable VSM system.
Jan-Hein Broeders also said, “In the past, the medical market was doctor-centric. The development of new technologies (especially the electronics industry) has had a huge impact on the entire medical market, and at the same time it has created a more patient-centric Method. As consumers (or patients), we have more choices in how we monitor our health and where to get healthcare and medical services.”
Not only that, with the acceleration of new infrastructure, the construction of “5G + smart medical” has also begun in various places. Although as a concentrated expression of the value of 5G, the actual application of smart medical care has not yet formed a pattern, we can see that there are still many innovative models that are accelerating the layout.