Trends to watch in healthcare industry

2017 saw a lot of trends emerging in the healthcare industry. 2018 is set to see a revamp in the industry with more new ideas and technologies coming in.


Artificial Intelligence will see a boom regarding its use in the healthcare sector. Healthcare and science organizations will adopt AI technology between 15-20 percent by 2020. Under this, 20 percent will be healthcare and 40 percent of science organizations. The adoption will make the healthcare system more organized.

Transparency in healthcare is also taking a rise. A major stepping stone towards it is the aadhar verification being made mandatory at almost all organizations. With the introduction of aadhar verification, accessing information about prescribed treatment, medical records and history will be easier for the patients as well.

IoT (Internet of Things) will be adopted by hospitals for asset tracking and inventory management system. It will also help in identifying the risk factors and provide preventative treatment to the patients using mobile and wearable devices.

Wearable devices will also gain traction this year. They are majorly sensor-based devices that collect data anytime and anywhere. It helps to keep a person become healthier. As per Neilsen, one in six consumers own and use wearable technology. The wearable market hit around $4 billion in 2017.

The new technologies will redesign patient’s experiences in upcoming years. The healthcare sector will use these experiences to differentiate markets as well.

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