How technology is revolutionizing and improving patient care

New tech developments may be the key to overhauling overburdened health-care systems.
Loukia Papadopoulos
Representational image of a doctor using advanced technology.jpg
Representational image of a doctor using advanced technology.


A new report in Saltwire is highlighting the work of a Newfoundland company that is aiming to use technology to overhaul the medical industry and vastly improve patient care.

The news outlet quotes Andy Fisher, the director of Bounce Health Innovation in St. John’s, who believes many of today’s healthcare issues can be solved with technology.

"Technology is going through incredible changes right now, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence,” told Saltwire Fisher.

“The question is, can we not use technology to support new ways of doing health care? Because it's got to change, and the technology's here. There are a lot of people in the world, not only in Newfoundland, who think there's going to be a whole different way of doing things.”

The support startups need to thrive

Fisher’s company helps health-related technology startups get the support they need to thrive. He considers himself and his company as facilitators for great concepts in the medical industry.

"At Bounce, we aim to bridge the gap between innovative minds and real-world health-care challenges," told Saltwire Fisher.

"We're the conduit that brings together the expertise of those who intimately understand the health-care landscape and those who possess the technical know-how to create transformative solutions. It's about fostering collaboration, igniting ideas, and ultimately, driving positive change in the health-care sector."

Saltwire reports that Fisher and Bounce Health Innovations have helped over 60 startups get off the ground and are currently helping to transform the health-care sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador.

One example of such a success story is Avalon Holographics which produces a new and improved way for doctors to tackle visual content through the use of advanced holographics.

"Our mission is to provide holographic display technology for life-saving applications, and this collaboration enables us to showcase the potential impact of our innovation in the field of medical visualization," explained to Saltwire Wally Haas, founder and president of the company.

Currently, the company has only used its technology on animals but it is promising to offer a whole new way for physicians to visualize patient problems in the near future.

“Imagine a future where surgeons can interact with a holographic representation of a patient's anatomy before stepping into the operating room. This has the potential to revolutionize surgical planning and patient care, making procedures safer and more precise,” Haas told Saltwire.

Innovations on their way

It’s exactly this kind of technology that Fisher believes can forever change the health-care ecosystem allowing for improved patient care. He believes the innovations are on their way and it’s only a question of where they will happen.

With his support, he hopes to be a conduit for many of the medical inventions that future developments will bring.

“We are driven by the belief that technology will revolutionize the way we approach health care. It's not about whether this change will happen, but rather why not here, why not now?” told Saltwire Fisher.

As medical professionals everywhere struggle with overburdened health-care systems, Fisher’s words come as a welcome relief. Will technology have the power to resolve current issues and provide much-improved patient care? Right now, it seems so.

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