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Friday, November 09th, 2018

Digital Trends for 2019 and Beyond in Healthcare


“New integrated solutions can gather, process, interconnect, store, and analyze data for any particular purposes. Healthcare professionals use this big data to make the diagnosis quicker and easier. Data analysis can also improve the efficiency within a healthcare organization. And insurance companies can use big data to offer tailored insurance products.”

Healthcare is often considered one of the most conservative industries in terms of technical amendments. After all, there are objective reasons for precautions when human health and even lives are at stake. Nevertheless, more and more practitioners and health services providers acknowledge the importance of technical innovations in healthcare. Modern medicine can’t stay in the last century anymore.

This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece by Stfalcon, in which the author discusses that the technical progress in the healthcare goes far beyond digitization, and according to the forecasts, 2019 is going to become a turning point in the adoption of new technologies in medicine, and by 2020, the digital health market is expected to reach $ 206 billion.

Read on to Find out More: “Healthcare: 5 Digital Trends for 2019 and Beyond“, featuring Alla Kostrubska, Stfalcon.

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The last mile of the supply chain often falls far from communities that lack year-round road access. This is a very cool, futuristic look at how the internet and drones could be combined to deliver essential supplies, medicine and food to hard to reach populated areas.


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  • The Core Four Elements of a Solid Digital Health Infrastructure : Digital health devices, and the data and insights that they provide are changing the way the pharma industry engages with patients and providers. Here’s how—and what—companies can do to lay the groundwork for success. Check out the core four elements of a solid digital health infrastructure.  | Anshul Agarwal, Hensley Evans and Connie Bazos, ZS Associates
  • Healthcare’s digital future: Healthcare industry is on the cusp of a third wave of IT adoption, and that now is the time for it to go all in on digital strategies. Understanding what patients want—and what is purely myth—can help pave the way. Read these insights based on an international survey to better plan your next moves in the journey toward full digitization. | Stefan Biesdorf and Florian Niedermann, Mckinsey
  • Medtech: Joining the digital party – Capitalizing on digital transformation may not be sufficiently high on the priority list for the medtech industry, compared with both the wider healthcare sector and other industries. This report examines the barriers to digital transformation within the medtech industry and the key issues that medtech companies need to address.  | Ernest Brittingham and Lauren McCourt, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • The $300 Billion Attack: Healthcare providers that do not make cyber security a strategic priority will put $305 billion of cumulative lifetime patient revenue at risk over the next five years. Active defense requires a risk-based approach to cyber security management, using analytics to detect events and threats.  | Brian Kalis, Jennifer Combs and Janessa Nickell, Accenture


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