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Top Healthcare Innovations for 2019 – Part 3

Let’s take a look at top 10 health technology innovation ready to take over 2019.

Electronic health records tools

The electronic health records (EHR) market is expected to grow at a compound average rate of 6% per year from 2018-2022. Organisations and Providers continue to house fragmented technologies, creating barriers towards collaboration and data sharing opportunities which is further exacerbated if a patient straddles both public and private healthcare. Technology giant Apple has integrated patients’ medical records into its Health App as part of its iOS 11.3 beta.

User’s iPhone passcode encrypts and protects the data. Partnership with hospital providers and clinics enable patients to view their medical records from multiple providers within one platform. Cedars-Sinai, Johns Hopkins Medicine, UC San Diego Health, Penn Medicine, and even the Cleveland Clinic have implemented this technology.

Health wearables

More consumers are turning to health wearables that monitor glucose, heart rate, physical activity and sleep to gain a greater understanding of their health conditions with the rise of lifestyle diseases. The growing interest in wearables has seen monitoring our health and data become standardized, following on from the release of the first Bluetooth headset back in 2000. This data can be analysed by sophisticated algorithms to drive long-term diagnosis and support. Health wearables company Fitbit is exploring the development of consumer and enterprise health solutions in partnership with Google. Empowering people to seek better health outcomes, its acquisition of HIPAA-compliant health platform, Twine Health has seen the business enhance its clinical services by bringing on board a coaching platform.

Keep watching this space to know more about top healthcare innovations for the coming year.

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