In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an unprecedented amount of conversions of different facilities into makeshift healthcare units. These range from convention centers to sports arenas to college dorms to abandoned hospitals, and this is happening worldwide. Because of the ability of X-ray and other medical imaging to chart and diagnose infection, the need for mobile X-ray has grown exponentially. Whether you need them in an emergency or are thinking about the future, what should you know about them now?
For one thing, in the immediate term, expect it to be harder to get your hands on equipment for a little while. Naturally, medical equipment is being diverted to where it is in most demand, so if you had planned on buying a mobile X-ray before the pandemic, it may be harder now. With that said, many of the major companies are ramping up production, so you want to be mindful of that.
In addition, we are also seeing a quantum surge in mobile X-ray innovations to help combat the virus. Long after the pandemic has subsided, this will make a huge difference in terms of overall care and efficiency. Even for those practices not directly impacted by the virus, it may be worth following news to see what new improvements will come out of this crisis.
When it comes to digital imaging trends and digital X-ray in particular, new technology is always going to drive innovation and change at a business level. At the same time, changes on the business side of many practices are going to impact what types of technology is viable and desirable. No matter what way these trends steer you, you want to be best prepared with a skilled industry partner who can provide you both with experience and expertise. An option like JPI Healthcare Solutions is the ideal course of action. Be at the forefront of digital imaging with our support. Contact JPI today.