Digital Health Trends to Know

Digital Health Trends to Know

Digital Technologies in Healthcare have ability to optimize the efficiency of the care provided. Industry experts say that digital technology can improve the healthcare deliveries, from improving patients’ health condition to the process of paying for a medical procedure. The Digital Health is going to be abundant in the U.S. health system whose expenditure are going to top $3.7 trillion in 2018.

The following study shows The United States’ current trends in digital health and how digital health can be made as vital feature for better health care delivery.

  1. How digital technologies can become a strategic asset of healthcare organization.

According to one of the management consulting firm in New York, the health care organizations mostly treat the digital advancement as their services. And the Pharmaceutical and medical companies are digital sloth when compared to other industries such as, Hospitality, Travel, Communications, etc., the report said. The digital advancement in healthcare helps healthcare companies to use their capabilities to optimize their businesses in following dimensions.


  • Value proposition
  • Delivery capabilities
  • IT infrastructures
  • Core management competencies

With such approaches, health care organizations can help their transformation by creating better patient outcomes and value for stakeholders.

  1. Health care and care considerations should be patient specific and not generic.

Five digital health trends redefining how health care organizations care for patients, manage their operations and connect with other industry stakeholders:


Some of the ways by which that can be achieved,

  • Adopting artificial intelligence in patient centric solutions
  • Building digital ecosystems to enhance communication between patients, providers, payers and suppliers in the healthcare units.
  • Designing digital tech for patients to make it easier for them to interact with the providers
  • Extending data governance rules to oversee the use of digital health information
  1. Consumer digital health tools increasingly to focus on chronic disease management

Digital health tools are transforming from general health and wellness applications to the management of particular health condition and specific chronic disease. According to the stats, it is said that the number of health apps and wearable health devices on the market nearly doubled in 2017 as compared to the number as it was in 2015 i.e. only about 10% of the health apps and devices targeted specific health conditions. The most common chronic medication conditions targeted in 2017 were:

  • Mental health and behavioral disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Heart and circulatory systems

The next movement of advancement among wearable sensors focuses on detecting various health considerations and vital signs with precision, which may allow population-based screening and monitoring and replace bulky clinical devices.

Here are some of the points that builds the roadmap to healthcare organizations that believes in “going digital is the future of health care delivery”.

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