Health care is an industry in need of innovation. Health plans, providers, life sciences companies, and the government are facing rising costs and inconsistent outcomes.

1. Next-generation sequencing

  1. Applications of genetic sequencing to identify at-risk populations or target therapies to patients who are likely to respond

2. 3D-printed devices

Lower-cost and highly customized medical technology products that can be tailored to suit the physiological needs of individual patients

3. Immunotherapy

Treatments with the potential to significantly extend survival for cancer patients, without the negative side effects and related health care costs of traditional chemotherapy

4. Artificial intelligence

The ability of computers to think like and complete tasks currently performed by humans with greater speed, accuracy, and lower resource utilization

5. Point-of-care diagnostics

Allow for convenient, timely testing at the point of care (e.g., physician office, ambulance, home, or hospital), resulting in faster, more cohesive patient care

6. Virtual reality

Simulated environments that could accelerate behavior change in patients in a way that is safer, more convenient, and more accessible

7. Leveraging social media to improve patient experience

Tapping data from social media and online communities to give health care organizations the ability to track consumer experience and population health trends in real-time

8. Biosensors and trackers

Technology-enabled activity trackers, monitors, and sensors incorporated into clothing, accessories, and devices that allow consumers and clinicians to easily monitor health

9. Convenient care

Retail clinics and urgent care centers that provide more convenient and lower-cost care to patients for a number of health issues

10. Telehealth

A more convenient way for consumers to access and increase self-care while potentially reducing office visits and travel time; may also prevent complications and emergency room visits


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