Informed by the lingering effects of the pandemic, the rise in sophistication of cyber attacks, and the current economic outlook, experts in the field share their predictions for AI, digitalization, and virtual screenings in the 2023 healthcare market.
Digital Health Gets Simpler; Better
The virtual implementations of the pandemic were necessary but put into use due to the need for quarantine. Many of the kinks had still not been worked out at the time. After several years of fine-tuning, a simplified approach prioritizing safety over risk is becoming the predominant trend in the healthcare market.
Telehealth Focuses More on High-Value Care
Telehealth is expected to shift from its previous use for Urgent Care to a better way to maintain long-term observation for chronic ailments requiring long-term care. Expect new methods and the added benefit of take-home medical technologies to ensure that frequent testing and readings become a standard part of treatment for those requiring an accurate record of their vitals from home.
Cyber Security and Privacy Become Top Concerns
These increases in telehealth and WiFi-connected medical devices open new vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors looking to compromise sensitive data for their own agendas. For example, the amount of ransomware attacks aimed at hospital networks has increased by 200% between 2016 and 2021. Expect healthcare systems to invest more in solutions that make security a priority, and for companies with higher security efforts to thrive in the market.
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