THE WORLD HAS REACHED A POINT
where technology is deeply embedded in our lives—and the lines between business and personal are blurred more than ever.
Healthcare organizations are increasingly unleashing the power of intelligent technologies, using them to deliver personalized, efficient and informed care. However, with such innovation comes responsibility. For people to get the full benefits of digitally enabled healthcare services, providers and health plans must prioritize trust and responsibility.
The Accenture Digital Health Technology Vision 2018 explores five trends that underscore the importance of building a foundation of trust as technology has a greater impact on our lives: Citizen AI, Extended Reality, Data Veracity, Frictionless Business and Internet of Thinking.
We see these trends in two categories—the enablers of an intelligent healthcare enterprise, and the consequences. The technology enablersExtended Reality, Frictionless Business and Internet of Thinking demonstrate how integration and personalization can help people in new ways. Citizen AI and Data Veracity reveal the consequences when technology is deeply intertwined in our lives and in our care.
Healthcare leaders have great potential to apply emerging technologies to create deeper, more meaningful relationships with people—but there are choices to be made on that journey. How will we apply technology, govern it and ensure that
it does no harm? Now more than ever, these choices must be made with great caution and care.