Technology disruptions like genetics, health analytic, mobile are bringing revolution along with public data sources like pharmgkb, clinicalTrials.gov, PubMed . This has resulted in transition of Healthcare towards Personalization (Personalized & Lifestyle medicines), Collaboration (remote consultation, connect with latest research ) & Preventive Healthcare.
With Genetics and Lifestyle tracking, now physicians can suggest drugs based on the genes as well as suggest interventions in lifestyle of the patient. Along with medications, patients are also looking at Physician for health advisory.
Collaboration is evolving around effective communication mechanisms (messaging, audio, video, sharing workspace, remote monitoring ), healthcare providers catching up with active participation in online assistance and legal framework getting strict to ensure patient privacy. Trend for IT solutions is to move up from secured communication to context aware assistance during collaboration session.
Healthcare prevention is picking up via goal oriented gamification, health dashboards and Physician playing additional role of digital health adviser
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This talk delivered in 2014, was for a academic institution helping young generation understand ongoing transformation in healthcare.