Our 10 most-read blog posts in 2020 on the future of healthcare

Dec 07, 2020 - Reading time 6-8 minutes

As 2020 draws to an end, healthcare providers in many parts of the world are still tirelessly battling the worst global public health crisis in decades. The scars run deep. And huge challenges remain. But in the face of the unexpected, healthcare providers have also shown remarkable adaptability and resilience. This overview brings together a collection of future reflections on how healthcare will ultimately emerge from the pandemic stronger, more connected, and more sustainable.

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1. Six ways healthcare will move into our homes

Rather than having patients travel to see healthcare providers, can we bring healthcare to their doorsteps? Our Chief Technology Officer Henk van Houten shares six ways healthcare will move into our homes; from virtual doctor visits to remote patient monitoring.

2. What will the hospital of the future look like in a post-COVID world?

With healthcare becoming increasingly virtual, how will the role of hospitals evolve? Chief Design Officer Sean Carney and Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer Jeroen Tas present their views on the distributed and connected healthcare system of the future.

3. Seven ways COVID-19 is accelerating digital transformation in healthcare

Five years from now, will we look back on 2020 as a turning point for digital transformation in healthcare? Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader Precision Diagnosis, shares seven examples of how digital care delivery is making a difference in the wake of the pandemic.

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4. Five guiding principles for the responsible use of AI in healthcare and healthy living

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the driving forces behind the digital transformation of healthcare. But how do we prevent unintended consequences such as bias and widening inequality? Chief Technology Officer Henk van Houten discusses five guiding principles for the responsible use of AI. 

5. Value-based care: will COVID-19 accelerate or slow down transformation?

The path to value-based care has proven to be a long and rocky one. Will COVID-19 be a catalyst for change? Read more from Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer, and Ruben Osnabrugge, Global Strategic Program Lead Value-Based Care.

6. Why AI and deep clinical knowledge need to go hand in hand in healthcare

As AI becomes part of every clinician’s toolbox, it allows them to see more than they ever could with their own eyes. But it cannot replace human insight. Here’s why AI needs clinicians as much as clinicians need AI, according to Chief Technology Officer Henk van Houten.

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7. Four frontiers for precision diagnosis and why they matter more than ever

Without precision diagnosis there can be no precision medicine. Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader Precision Diagnosis, explores how integrated, first-time-right diagnostics can help guide every patient on a clear care pathway with predictable outcomes.

8. Five ways our relationship with our health will change in 2021

For many of us, our health routines have changed dramatically as a result of the pandemic. How will our relationship with our health and care providers evolve in 2021? Read more from Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, and Rianne Meijerman, Head of Consumer Marketing.

9. What 2020 has taught us about how to achieve universal health coverage

What’s it going to take to achieve universal health coverage? Here’s one way we can build stronger partnerships that help pave the way, according to Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Global Head of Government and Public Affairs. 

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10. Can digitalization support a circular economy and sustainable healthcare?

Digitalization is becoming a major catalyst for more efficient use of resources and a faster shift towards sustainable models of healthcare, including wider access to care. Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, shares his perspective. 

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