The Digital Health industry has experienced exponential growth over recent years, revolutionising healthcare delivery and wellness support. Far from just providing individuals with tools to oversee their exercise and diet, mHealth has evolved into a powerful medium for managing pre-existing conditions and facilitating medical services.
As a specialist in the digital health sector, Citrus Suite’s work and projects reflect the diversity and potential of health apps, with our technology serving thousands daily. Our journey has been a testament to the transformative role of technology in healthcare.
Home-based health care has been a standout trend. Attributed to an aging population and profound technological advances, this shift has seen a move towards more “patient-led” healthcare delivery. Our digital solutions are central to this shift, turning homes into healthcare hubs and putting control back into the hands of patients.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to play a central role in the future of healthcare. Our experience with health chatbots, which utilise AI to support patients, is a testament to this trend. The AI-based chatbot we’ve developed streamlines communication with patients, offering support and alleviating some burdens on healthcare professionals. As AI evolves, health chatbots are likely to become even more effective and versatile.
Advancements in mHealth technologies have made remote patient monitoring more accurate and convenient than ever before. These digital tools can collect a wide range of health data, including vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms. This data is then transmitted to healthcare professionals in real-time, enabling prompt and efficient response to any health concerns. Data can also be shared with research initiatives to help facilitate the next breakthrough treatment.
Another significant trend is the attention, investment, and innovation in the realm of women’s health. Technology specifically addressing women’s health needs—Femtech—is gaining momentum. From transforming fertility options to enhancing community-based care and addressing underserved areas, the development of Femtech offers a beacon of promise for comprehensive and accessible women’s health solutions.
The tailoring of digital tools to manage specific health conditions has provided users with personalised treatment plans. With user interfaces designed for those with limited motor functions, and features like a daily schedule and personalised exercises, provide a supportive environment for patients to recover at their own pace.
Our digital health solutions are in tune with the priority areas of the NHS, which include:
These priorities inform our strategy as we continue to innovate and develop digital health tools that make a real difference.
Looking ahead, the potential of Digital health remains enormous. From empowering patients through home-based care to the innovative use of AI and personalised health tools, the future of health technology is exciting. At Citrus Suite, we’re excited to be part of this journey and look forward to shaping the future of digital healthcare.
The Virtual Engagement Rehabilitation Assistant is a bespoke digital tool being designed in partnership with The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.