With ageing populations, the rise of chronic diseases and less money, the way healthcare is being delivered has to change, and it is. The established worlds of medical equipment, diagnostics ab pharmaceuticals are converging with the worlds of technology and entrepreneurs, and Payers, Providers and Patients want solutions, not just products. With access to over 100,000 health apps, the rise of the wearables and the majority of the people now owning a smartphone, digital technology will be a key player in the evolution of health.
Innovation and technology on its own cannot deliver better healthcare outcomes, however, technology is seen as the enabler to delivering better healthcare services. Whether this is electronic reminders for patients to take their medicines; to having an online consultation with your GP; to having access to your patient records; to information to help people manage their condition; technology enabled services should help to decrease the cost of healthcare and deliver better outcomes for the patients and providers. The future of healthcare is technology enabled services