Future of Health

The TrendRadar: Future of Health provides a systematic overview of the most relevant trends in the life sciences and health care industry.

Why we created the TrendRadar: Future of Health

The sheer volume of trends sweeping through the life sciences and health care industry today can be confusing. Equally, changes in technology, business environment and business models are emerging swiftly in the digital age. Making sense of them – identifying trends that require urgent attention and those that are simply worth watching – is a vital task for companies and organisations.

Businesses that are always aware of relevant trends avoid missing out on a competitive advantage. They also lower the risk of losing ground to the competition. More importantly, they can proactively identify opportunities, adapt their strategy if needed, and flourish.

Discover the TrendRadar: Future of Health below by clicking on the coloured circles that each represent a (macro) trend:

How we created the TrendRadar: Future of Health

The TrendRadar: Future of Health is based on a screening of industry trends, their assessment by health experts, and categorisation by different levels of urgency. Our trend screening was based on desk research, a trend database, and interviews with various industry experts, which led to the classification of six mega trends (overarching categories) and 28 macro trends (concrete manifestations).

In the assessment, Deloitte professionals and external industry experts evaluated the trends against two criteria: the impact on industry and the time of mainstream adoption. As a result, each trend falls into one of three categories:


Trends have a high to very high impact on the industry. The date of mainstream adoption is expected in the near future or has happened already. If companies have not yet reacted to these trends it is high time to act.


Trends have at least a medium impact on the industry and a medium timeframe of mainstream adoption but are not high in both criteria, such as they are in Act trends. For those trends, companies should actively prepare.


Trends either have a very low to low impact on the industry or their mainstream adoption is not expected in the near future. Trends in this category should be on the watch list.

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Nico Kleyn

Managing Partner for Life Sciences and Health care for Switzerland and North South Europe

Patricia Gee

Partner, Consulting Life Sciences & Health Care

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