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Top 10 Healthcare Industry Trends & Innovations in 2021

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Healthcare industry trends that we witness today are new technologies and solutions that address the requirements for clinical diagnosis, treatment, and disease management. The global COVID-19 pandemic led to an upsurge in technologies for disinfecting, limiting transmission, detecting disease spread, as well as for treatment, patient management, and immunization. The advancements in the healthcare industry range from e-consultations, telemedicine, real-time diagnosis to accessing digital therapeutics provided by immersion technology tools. Genetic analysis, clinical data storage, and big data & analytics enable the development of precision medicine. The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and data management practices is making hospitals smarter. These solutions enhance workflows and staff scheduling and provide connected infrastructure, devices, and systems to accelerate accurate and equitable clinical services. For this in-depth research on the Top Healthcare Industry Trends & Startups, we analyzed a sample of 3.622 global startups and scaleups.


9 key thoughts on how machine learning and deep learning will affect healthcare

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Artificial intelligence is becoming more important in the healthcare space. Data gathering for machine learning and deep learning capabilities have immense possibilities to improve diagnostics, care pathway creation and reproducibility in surgical procedures to ultimately achieve better clinical outcomes. The technology can also assist physicians with generating reports and administrative responsibilities, giving them more time to spend with patients. Here, nine clinical care and health IT company executives discuss how they expect machine learning and deep learning to improve healthcare in the future. "Deep learning can impact wearables focused on specific conditions, like remote cardiac monitoring, at an individual level by indicating how to personalize algorithms according to one's particular biometric and patient data.


5 Ways Digital Health Innovation Will Grow + Evolve Post-Pandemic

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The disruption triggered by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has induced unplanned growth across the healthcare industry. Despite these challenges, leaders in healthcare see tremendous potential in AI and analytics to deliver on the promise of higher quality care at a lower cost by empowering their executives, business leaders, clinicians, and nurses by harnessing the power of predictive and prescriptive analytics. Many healthcare organizations are seeking to harness the vast potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its four components -- machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, and robotics -- to transform their clinical and business processes. They seek to apply these advanced technologies to make sense of an ever-increasing "tsunami" of structured and unstructured data, and to automate iterative operations that previously required manual processing. I have analyzed and calibrated these technologies leveraging a seminal strategy framework from John Gourville, Harvard Business School professor, predicated on the resistance to patient adoption, as well the degree of change behavior needed from physicians, clinicians, nurses, providers, payers, policy makers and the government, which will likely assure a high probability of success, in my humble opinion and will inform post-pandemic strategy blueprints and scenario/policy planning from these entities.


Recent Developments in Health Technology

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In times of crisis, immense creativity often comes to the fore, precipitating major changes. This has been the case in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era. Healthcare technology has leaped to the fore to help healthcare providers manage their patients better by reducing the dangers inherent in personal contact, waiting in crowded waiting rooms or laboratories, and hospitalizations.


Healthcare organizations begin to embrace digital disruption

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Information technology is transforming healthcare, increasingly being used to radically improve care and change many of the ways in which organizations have traditionally practiced medicine. Digital approaches are changing how physicians and healthcare systems diagnose diseases, treat patients and monitor their conditions on an ongoing basis. These new iterations are coming rapidly, as technology enables care to become virtual and patient-centric. Various technologies such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, medical devices connected via the Internet of Things, smartphone-based apps and more are giving doctors myriad options for revamping patient care. This is disrupting common notions of healthcare and, at the same time, counteracting negative perceptions some clinicians may have had about information technology to date, says Lyle Berkowitz, MD, a medical informaticist and IT entrepreneur based in Chicago.