Think beyond Fitbit! Personal technologies will have a major, disruptive impact on the way healthcare is delivered, experienced and monetized in 2018. Areas that are touched are:
Patient onboarding at hospitals and care providers through biometrics and voice-enabled self-service kiosks.
2. Patient Monitoring / Elder Care
Connected home systems commoditize video monitoring and in many cases allow elderly to stay home rather than assisted living.
3. Prescription Drug Administration
Wearables and sensors monitor and give reminders to take your prescription drugs, in case you lose track.
Connected devices, sensors and cameras will increase nursing productivity and on-call availability.
5. Telemedicine: Physician-Patient Interaction
Remote diagnostics, unified doctor-patient communications commoditize telemedicine and improve physicians’ productivity
6. First Response and Urgent Care
Locational services, mapping, and secure data exchange improve response time, preparedness and save lives.
7. Al and ML Support
AI will automate and augment physicians’ diagnostic capabilities. See Google’s example of diagnosing melanoma.
8. Wellness and Preventative Care
More than ever, our wearables and connected devices will help us support healthy lifestyle choices
9. (Chronic) Patient Care and Assist
Commoditization of human machine interface device will broaden adoption by ALS, Alzheimers’, Parkinsons patients.
10. Digital therapeutics
“Software as drugs” offers inventive, revolutionary treatments to today’s most taxing conditions and diseases
11. OR – Surgery
Invasive procedures will be enabled and enhanced by video technologies, AI and machine learning
Disruption will encompass all major medical fields, including neurology, pathology, sports medicine, geriatric medicine, pediatrics, dentistry and yes (to which my pups will testify) … veterinary
Stay tuned to Gartner’s coverage in 2018 of personal healthcare technologies and events such as Digital Health Summit at CES 2018 (http://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Digital-Health)
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