Digital pathology has revolutionized cancer diagnostics, and this technology gives me the tools to answer questions in a way that simply wasn’t possible five years ago.

Smartphones revolutionized our personal lives. Now mobile medical devices like ultrasound are impacting healthcare. Healthcare devices will be reliant on mobile/ smart technology to reduce costs and increase accessibility.

The problem with digital health is it’s mostly unproven. I like to define something different, Digital Medicine; these are apps clinically tested and proven to improve patient outcomes.

I think the future of digital health is using electronic health records (EHRs) as operating systems. Third party developers can build native EHR apps to transform the clinical user experience and actually improve the quality of care.

Providers and healthcare organizations are showing greater commitment to achieving interoperability – and they’re beginning to use and integrate technology that harnesses outcomes data at scale to improve health for entire populations.

To support the transition from volume to value, EHRs need to move from data collection tools to guiding, supporting, integrating care and improving communication between providers and consumers.

Better data analytic tools will take health benefits data from confusing to actionable. As companies use employee data to optimize benefits,we’ll see improved employee engagement and better healthcare options.

Wearable and Smartphone sensors will meet medical standards. Mobile devices will not only securely MONITOR health but will guide THERAPIES. COMPLIANCE will be reinforced via peer networks.

Digital health technology will become less EMR-centric and more information-centric. Increasingly, the focus will be on securely integrating and analyzing all available data to inform healthcare decisions and operations.

Digital health industry is going through a shift from a provider-centric world to a patient-centric one in which the experience and the needs of the patient come first.

Digital health is focusing more and more on using IoT to provide real time feedback and analysis to people, especially when tackling indoor air quality (IAQ).

Some health insurance brands have even started innovating with wearable technology, smartwatches, and vitamin monitoring tools, to encourage customers to engage in proactive and preventative health measures.

With home healthcare workers traveling between assignments, it’s vital to ensure that each employee has a fully functioning wireless device from day one, along with a replacement device.

We observe several trends in digital health – cost reduction of DNA sequencing, cost reduction and increase in the sensitivity of sensors, rapid development of AI and mobile technologies.