Innovations in technology have revolutionized countless areas of our lives in recent years, from the way we watch TV to the way we do our shopping. And healthcare is no exception. Using technologies that mirror those we’re already used to experiencing in our everyday lives (such as smartphone technology and video conferencing), doctors are working towards a future of health where everyone can receive the care they need, when they need it.
For patients, this could result in cheaper, more convenient care that gives the right preventative advice, diagnoses and treatments the first time. It will also provide opportunities for new ways to receive care. For example, the Future Health Index found that 35% of the general population has already experienced a need for healthcare at home , which is now becoming possible thanks to telehealth.
25% of the general population asked by the Future Health Index thought that AI health tracker wearable or smartphone apps would have the biggest impact on improving healthcare.