Our 10 most-read perspectives on the future of healthcare in 2023

Dec 05, 2023 - Reading time 4-6 minutes

What does the future of healthcare hold for providers, patients, and the planet? These were our 10 most-read, forward-looking perspectives of 2023 – covering everything from the technological and cultural aspects of digital transformation to innovations that drive more equitable and sustainable healthcare. 

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1. How healthcare leaders can foster a culture of digital transformation

Digital transformation in healthcare goes beyond merely digitizing existing workflows and processes. It means reimagining what the healthcare experience could be like for patients and providers, using digital technologies to remove friction. Shez Partovi, Philips Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Business Leader of Enterprise Informatics, outlines four cultural drivers to make this change happen.

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2. Taking healthcare everywhere: three key themes from the 2023 Future Health Index

This year’s Future Health Index – the largest global survey of its kind – showed how healthcare leaders and younger healthcare professionals are aligned in their vision for the future of care delivery. Their shared aspiration? Meeting patients where they are – a goal that can only be achieved in collaboration between different healthcare organizations.

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3. Back to the future: accelerating the adoption of circularity

Climate change, resource scarcity and biodiversity loss are global challenges impacting human health. That’s why circularity in healthcare is both an urgent necessity and a massive opportunity, argues Robert Metzke, Philips Global Head of Sustainability.

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4. Making the case for systemic change in healthcare

With healthcare systems increasingly strained by rising demand and limited resources, patients around the world are facing challenges to get the care they need in a timely manner. Philips CEO Roy Jakobs calls for systematic change in healthcare that addresses technology, clinical practice, financing and regulation as an integrated whole.

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5. Five reasons why healthcare providers are adopting as-a-service models in patient monitoring

Healthcare leaders often struggle to keep up with constant changes in technology. As-a-service models can help healthcare providers keep their technological capabilities up to date while improving the staff and patient experience through better integration of data and technology.

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6. Five priorities for sustainable procurement of health technology in Europe

Green public procurement can play a critical role in making European healthcare more sustainable. We have identified five priority themes and recommended assessment criteria for public-sector purchasers in Europe to adopt when procuring medical equipment and health technology solutions.

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7. Show me the evidence: how real-world data is advancing image-guided therapy

Image-guided therapies have driven a quiet revolution in healthcare. But for innovations in image-guided therapy to be adopted more widely in clinical practice, they need a strong data-driven evidence base. That’s where the use of real-world data can complement traditional clinical trials, says Bert van Meurs, Philips Chief Business Leader Image-Guided Therapy.

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8. Is the home the hospital of the future? Q&A with Highmark Health

Hospital-at-home programs are on the rise, combining in-person and virtual care to make care more convenient, accessible and affordable. It is an approach that Monique Reese, Senior Vice President of Home and Community Care, has already been pioneering for years at Highmark Health, a national health and wellness organization and the second largest integrated delivery and financing system in the US.

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9. Innovating for patients and planet: driving equitable and sustainable healthcare

How can we design healthcare solutions that improve health outcomes for everyone while also protecting our planet? Robert Metzke, Philips Global Head of Sustainability, outlines his vision for equitable and sustainable healthcare systems.

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10. Teaming up to advance health equity

Digital innovation is a key driver of health equity: new technologies enable quality care for people who otherwise would not have access. But this goal cannot be accomplished by a single organization alone. More equitable and accessible healthcare systems will require stakeholders across sectors working together in complementary ways.

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