Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to one finding from a new report by Accenture. The Accenture 2015 Healthcare IT Vision is based on a survey of doctors, consumers and healthcare executives and] highlights emerging technology trends that will affect the health industry in the next three to five years.
84% of health executives surveyed agree or strongly agree that healthcare industry will need to focus as much on training machines – such as using algorithms, intelligent software and machine learning – as they do on training people in the next three years. In fact, most of those surveyed (83 percent) agree that provider organizations, driven by a surge in clinical data, will soon need to manage intelligent machines as well as employees.
The Accenture Healthcare IT Vision 2015 report reveals five key digital health trends reshaping the healthcare industry::
1. The Internet of Me: Your healthcare, personalized Welcome to the era of personalized healthcare defined by meaningful and convenient individual health experiences.
2. Outcome Economy: Hardware producing healthy results New intelligence is bridging the digital enterprise and the physical world. It’s about more than technology; it’s about delivering results.
3. Platform Revolution: Defining ecosystems, redefining healthcare Healthcare IT platforms capture data from disparate sources (e.g., wearables, phones, glucometers), and connect it to provide patients and caregivers a holistic and real-time view of your health.
4. Intelligent Enterprise: Huge data, smarter systems, better healthcare A data explosion, accompanied by advances in processing power, health analytics and cognitive technology, is fueling software intelligence. Medical devices and wearables can now recognize, “think” and respond accordingly.
5. Workforce Reimagined: Collaboration at the intersection of humans and healthcare As the digital revolution gains momentum, doctors and healthcare workers are now using machines to be more efficient, provide better care and take on increasingly more complex tasks.
These trends clearly prove that digital health is dramatically influencing the healthcare industry today, and it will continue to do so for decades to come. The infographic shown below illustrates these five key findings from the report:
“As the digital revolution gains momentum, doctors and clinicians will use machines to augment human labor, personalize care and manage more complex tasks,” said Kaveh Safavi J.D. M.D., who leads Accenture’s health business. “The digital revolution is also creating a data goldmine that can spark medical breakthroughs and improve individualized treatment plans.”