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Top Healthcare Innovations for 2019 – Part 5

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

Mobile technology

The use of mobile and tablet health apps has tripled from 13% in 2014 to 48% today as consumers have become accustomed to accessing their data through the use of various digital tools. British based start-up Babylon Health is making waves on a global scale catering to this growing market. Along with a partnership with the National Health Service (NHS) and private health provider, Bupa, it has also cemented its presence across the flourishing Chinese market, with a membership base exceeding 1.4mn citizens across Europe, Asia and Africa. Babylon’s artificial intelligence system has enabled both parties to interact directly with users, identify specific illnesses, deliver health status assessments, and triage necessary actions by partnering with global juggernaut Tencent. Available to over a billion users, the mobile app is linked to more than 38,000 medical facilities in China alone.

Telehealth

The telehealth market is booming. Owing to their increasingly busy lifestyle, up to 60% consumers are favouring digitally-led services. Increasing accessibility, providing clinical care at a distance, and eradicating potential delays has given patients greater control, boosting patient satisfaction and overall engagement. The exponential growth of telehealth can be measure from the fact that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the US has recently released its proposed Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Programme updates for 2019, where telehealth services has been heavily featured, in order to deliver ‘different access points’ for patients.

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