Every aspect of our life seems to be heading inexorably towards a 'smarter' path (think: food supply chains, workplace digitisation, and even the fashion industry (Vogue!) to name a few). Likewise, the healthcare system is seeing a smart evolution gain traction in terms of technological enablement, digitisation, and automation. A host of technologies is already underway: artificial intelligence, precision medicine, 3D printing, nanopharmaceuticals, genomics, virtual reality, telemedicine and more. Read on to find out:
What are the forces shaping this trend?
What is the state of various countries' healthcare systems and their trajectory?
How will a smart hospital look and feel like?
My final thoughts (what are yours too?)
Although this post is primarily based on the McKinsey Insight article, it also draws heavily upon a few other resources which will be linked below. Enjoy!
A Greener NHS: link
NHS Long-term plan (digitisation of primary and outpatients): link
Cuba success story (very interesting global health read - this is just a taster!): link
China's new model of insurance payout: link
Cover photo from: Key Technologies That Are Making Smart Hospitals Possible Today | SD Global. (2020). Retrieved 30 June 2020, from https://www.sdglobaltech.com/blog/key-technologies-that-are-making-smart-hospitals-possible-today