Healthcare is facing enormous challenges, especially now that the world is hit by a pandemic. First, healthcare quality and patient outcomes need to be improved.
Secondly, healthcare costs need to be reduced. We are currently spending in EU around 10% of our GDP on healthcare. With this trend 30 years from now, we will be spending more than 50% of the GDP. Thirdly, patient experience and the work life of healthcare providers need to be improved.
In short, the need for healthcare transformation is imminent.
Healthcare providers should be using this data to provide evidence-based treatment. However, the question is whether they are equipped to make sense of large amounts of data.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies are the key enablers of the digital transformation of healthcare. The connected medical devices will be everywhere, from hospitals to homes, providing a rich variety of health and context-specific data.
AI will be instrumental to turn this data into actionable insights across the continuum of care.