Navigating the Future of Health™ in an era of change

Explore the transformative forces reshaping health care

Imagine health powered by data, technology, and an empowered consumer. It’s happening now.

What’s our vision for the Future of Health? We believe patients could be at the center of the care model. Wellness, prevention, and early diagnoses could exceed treatment-based reactionary care. Empowered, engaged consumers can navigate their own health—defined holistically as an overall state of well-being encompassing physical, mental, social, emotional, financial, and spiritual health. And digital transformation, fueled by interoperable data, open secure platforms, and innovative technologies, could sustain the entire health ecosystem. Are you ready to embrace this future?

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Pathfinders in the space: Our Future of Health has an impactful past

In 2017, Deloitte envisioned and created a 20-year perspective on the Future of Health and its driving forces. The outlook examined the growing impact of radical interoperable data, exponential technologies, and an empowered consumer. Key concepts from the Future of Health entered the industry’s radar, generated interest, and continued to gain momentum. With the pace of change faster than anticipated, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many aspects of the Future of Health and revealed core realities that require immediate action.


The time is now for life sciences and health care organizations to consider committing to a transformation—one that allows them to benefit from their core competencies while preparing for the new landscape that is quickly emerging.

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Why the Future of Health matters

The Future of Health affects many aspects of people’s lives. All of us interact with the health care system to varying degrees, and we will continue to interact with it throughout our lives. With US health care spending having reached more than $3.5 trillion in 2017,1 the cost of health care affects individuals, families, and employers, as well as local, state, and federal budgets.

Chronic diseases are also on the rise, affecting millions of Americans and leading to increased hospital admissions and expenditures.2 By investing more in sustaining well-being and preventing illnesses, we as a society can help reduce the incidence and severity of diseases, resulting in lower health care costs. This shift could also enable the use of data and technology to monitor health continuously, identify risks early, and provide ongoing support to individuals.

Additionally, technology could have the potential to overcome barriers to access, making health care more affordable and accessible to all. The Future of Health highlights trends that could define the market of the future and potentially anchor your organization’s strategy. Today and in the future, every company could be a health company.

1 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “NHE Fact Sheet,” February 20, 2019. Included in the Forces of change: The future of health, Deloitte Insights, 2017.
2 NASUAD, “People with Medicare are most likely to have chronic conditions,” accessed April 1, 2019. Included in the Forces of change: The future of health, Deloitte Insights, 2017.

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