Increased digitization is affecting all aspects of society – including healthcare. Citizens are more empowered and are growing more intolerant to delays or inconvenience in the services they consume. Citizens want to take charge of their health. As all general practitioners (GPs) know, there has never been a more informed generation of patients.
While we are striving for a humane healthcare service, technology will be critical in personalizing the experience. It will help create a single view of an individual’s wellness and healthcare needs. Care can be coordinated at the community level. And new insights can be developed that focus on prevention and wellness rather than treatment. Technology as an enabler, not a driver, will help practitioners make better decisions and put the citizen at the center of the process rather than the end.
This SlideShare explores in brief how digital technology is shaping the healthcare sector and the emerging tech areas.