Top 10 health care innovations


Top 10 health care innovations

More value, better outcomes, for less

Health care is an industry in need of innovation. Health plans, providers, life sciences companies, and the government are facing rising costs and inconsistent outcomes. They are working to improve care and health outcomes, all while reducing costs and spending. What innovations are most likely to help stakeholders achieve these goals and transform health care over the next 10 years?

“More for less”: Innovations in health care can enable breakthrough performance

The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions surveyed leaders across the health care system to identify the innovations they think are most likely to transform health care.

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Top 10 health care innovations

  • Next-generation sequencing: Applications of genetic sequencing to identify at-risk populations or target therapies to patients who are likely to respond
  • 3D-printed devices: Lower-cost and highly customised medical technology products that can be tailored to suit the physiological needs of individual patients
  • Immunotherapy: Treatments with the potential to significantly extend survival for cancer patients, without the negative side effects and related health care costs of traditional chemotherapy
  • Artificial intelligence: The ability of computers to think like and complete tasks currently performed by humans with greater speed, accuracy, and lower resource utilisation
  • Point-of-care diagnostics: Allow for convenient, timely testing at the point of care (e.g., physician office, ambulance, home, or hospital), resulting in faster, more cohesive patient care
  • Virtual reality: Simulated environments that could accelerate behavior change in patients in a way that is safer, more convenient, and more accessible
  • Leveraging social media to improve patient experience: Tapping data from social media and online communities to give health care organisations the ability to track consumer experience and population health trends in real-time
  • Biosensors and trackers: Technology-enabled activity trackers, monitors, and sensors incorporated into clothing, accessories, and devices that allow consumers and clinicians to easily monitor health
  • Convenient care: Retail clinics and urgent care centers that provide more convenient and lower-cost care to patients for a number of health issues
  • Telehealth: A more convenient way for consumers to access and increase self-care while potentially reducing office visits and travel time; may also prevent complications and emergency room visits
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