Despite connected care becoming a normal part of life for consumers, the Future Health Index – reports that only 47% of healthcare professionals claim to be knowledgeable about connected tech, while 73% of them admit that it is important to improving the prevention of medical issues.
However, Jan Kimpen was positive about readiness in the industry, saying that “big data, smart devices & cloud IT (with AI, genomics, digital pathology etc) allow for integrated digital solutions.” He went on to say that “innovation is complex & needs seamless collaboration and change management, between HealthTech companies & care providers” before concluding with “we have the motivation, capabilities & evidence for personalized connected care – improving outcomes for lower cost.”
This topic was discussed in more detail with e-Patient Dave in this interview on digital health and patient autonomy.
William Morris agreed, but again raised the information question, stating “most important is what we do with the data. Combo of data driving insight, driving intervention.” This is a passionate topic for him, which he further explores in his article, Cleveland Clinic: A glimpse into how technology can drive quality healthcare.