The Future of Health Care

The Future of Healthcare

What does the future hold for public healthcare? Certainly more virtual health, data-interoperability and patient empowerment. But how do we build a business model that will enable this new paradigm of healthcare?

To seize the opportunities and leverage new technologies, providers of public health will need to reimagine everything they know about running the health sector. On this site, we have gathered a complete collection of insights, predictions, cases and events about the future of healthcare to get you ahead of predictions.

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  • Imagine if data sharing could enable each patient to own their own health journey

    Radically interoperable data and open, secure platforms will in the future allow people to own their journey of health, providing them with a holistic real time view of their health status and their environment; a system, in which personalized experiences tailored to one’s preferences and needs are the norm, not the exception. And where care and services can be accessed quickly and seamlessly. Aside from putting people in complete control of their own well-being, the increased level of data sharing will also enable research and scientific break-troughs at a rate that will increase exponentially.

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  • The role of data in the new healthcare ecosystem

    What bedevils a hospital? Avoidable admissions and needless readmissions. What bothers a patient? Receiving five different calls to ask about the same follow-up condition. What can eliminate pain points like these? A more integrated use of real-time, event-based data. The healthcare industry could evolve rapidly if it embraces the concept of data sharing. However, with increased use of data comes great responsibility to protect such personal information and uphold the level of trust in the healthcare system. The blockchain technology could be the solution to ensure safe storing and safe use of highly sensitive and personal data.

    Learn more in the reports 'A new model of sharing for stewards of health information' and 'Blockchain to blockchains in life sciences and healthcare':

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  • Imagine if AI could enable ‘on the go’ and ‘always on’ health

    Historically, physicians have controlled healthcare with their knowledge, creating a closed, bottle neck environment. The educated patient, enabled by AI, will change this dynamic in the future. Imagine yourself assisted by a virtual assistant in your home, telling you when you are hydrated, rescheduling your outdoor workout when pollen count is too high, and reminding you to pick up the supplement that just arrived to you by drone. With the help of a virtual coach, the patient could address many of the issues on their own at home. Issues, that they would need to see a physician for today. This would allow physicians to focus on highly complex procedures that still need physical and human treatment.

    Learn more in 'Are patients out of patience?':

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  • How IoMT can enable patient centricity and lower healthcare costs at the same time

    The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) can help reduce the cost of care while improving its effectiveness, driven by the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) - particularly the rise of machine learning technologies. The IoMT brings together people (patients, caregivers and clinicians), data (patient or performance data), processes (care delivery and patient support) and enablers (connected medical devices and mobile applications) to deliver improved patient outcomes efficiently and essentially, enabling healthcare to become more patient centric.

    Learn more in 'Medtech and the Internet of Medical Things':

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  • How augmented and virtual reality can improve treatments

    Will new technologies, virtual assistants and the new ecosystems of healthcare eliminate the need for hospitals? Indeed no, but rather than focusing on general medical issues, hospitals will be places where only highly complex and specialized procedures are performed in much more digitalized environments than we are used to today. Various technologies will play a key role in elevating hospitals to perform more and more complex procedures. Imagine if a surgeon could practice the procedure that he is about to perform on a patient beforehand by using tailored scans of the patient’s body to enhance precision. And imagine if a doctor could help you understand the procedure he just performed on you by visualizing it via virtual reality, helping you recover better and look out for side effects.

    Learn more in 'Digital reality across the journey of care':

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  • How will technology and care delivery merge to influence the future of hospital designs?

    Digital hospitals are not just a thing of the future - they are already emerging. These are hospitals where lab tests are ordered directly from the physician’s device, rooms are prepared based on patient demographic and preferences, patient history can determine if the patient is a candidate for new treatments or clinical research and post-discharge, and where patients can use a personal device to schedule appointments with various caregivers such as nutritionists and eye specialists.

    Learn more in 'The digital hospital of the future':

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  • Does taking a blood sample require human-only skills? Or could this be automated, freeing up time for nurses to do other things?

    The burning platform within the healthcare industry is fueled by increasing demand caused by factors such as aging populations, and a shortage of people to deliver the healthcare. In 2020 WHO predicts a shortage of two million health professionals in the EU alone. This means that clinicians must be augmented by digital tools wherever possible to be able to work at the top of their license and focus on the tasks that cannot be automated. However, our studies show that only 40 per cent of doctors and nurses, on average, consider their organizations well or reasonably well prepared to adopt necessary technologies to make their work easier.

    Learn more in 'Time to care':

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Dare to imagine

At Deloitte, we not only use our industry expertise and global presence to make thought-provoking predictions about the future — we also empower you to build it.

Your future begins with a bold idea. And we have the end-to-end capabilities, deep insights and innovative power to convert your idea to reality. We understand the hearts and minds of your customers and help you transform in a collaborative way, across all aspects of your business — and we do so in respect of the future society we want to be a part of.

Let’s reimagine your business today so that you can build tomorrow.

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