Opportunities In Digital Healthcare Innovation

Currently, as we lead longer lives, modern-day society is expanding. This puts pressure on the healthcare system. Therefore, we need to increase the quality of care while reducing healthcare costs. Innovations in healthcare can provide unique opportunities to transform our society and to keep healthcare effective, accessible and affordable to all. Important herein is patient engagement: future patients need to be involved in their care path, which will shift from hospital to home using digital innovations. Digital health influences the need for data security and privacy as data management becomes more important. As a result, healthcare professionals need to become more flexible to provide high-quality personalized care.

Customer Interaction In Health

Around 72% of health organizations are already using intelligent virtual assistants to create better customer interactions.

Global Health Essentials

At least half of the world’s people are currently unable to obtain essential health services.

World Population Ageing

In 2015, 901 million people aged 60 years or over inhabited our earth. By 2050, the global population of people aged 60 years or over is projected to more than double its size, reaching nearly 2.1 billion.

Healthcare’s New Nervous System

Artificial Intelligence is exploding in popularity. Growth in the AI health market is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021—that’s a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent.

The ever-aging population combined with the acceleration of smarter technologies and the expanding ecosystem around it, make ‘health’ a very interesting theme that I would like to take on as a collective!

—William de Waard — Managing Director – Accenture


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