Recently, The Wall Street Journal released survey results from The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions agency to executives across the health care system in America to identify innovations that they think are most likely to transform the health care industry today and the future.
These 10 innovations have the potential to transform the health care system in general and create opportunities for new products and services for the health care industry.
Here are the top 10 health care innovations, some examples of how this technology is being used today, and opportunities for new product and service development.
1. Sequencing Application
Application of genetic sequencing to identify populations at risk or target therapy for patients who are likely to respond. Advances in sequencing generation could lead to the development of new diagnostic tests, such as those that detect a higher risk of developing breast cancer based on the presence of specific tumor receptors.
2. 3D printing
Low-cost and highly customized on medical technology products that can be tailored to the patient’s individual physiological needs. Some examples of 3D-print medical products include prosthetics, skins for burn victims, dental implants, and plaster.
Treatment with the potential to significantly prolong survival for cancer patients, with no negative side effects and health care costs associated with traditional chemotherapy. This provides an opportunity for the development of new classes of drugs that strengthen the body’s ability to produce an immune response.
4. Artificial Intelligence
The ability of computers to think as equips with greater speed, accuracy, and lower utilization of resources-the current tasks performed by humans. Artificial intelligence can be used to diagnose patients and previous outbreaks; accelerate the development of new drugs and devices; and streamline administrative tasks such as approving claims.
5. Point of Care Diagnostic
The process allows for convenient, timely testing at the point of care (Example : doctor’s office, ambulance, home, or hospital), so patient care is faster, more cohesive. Some medical devices and diagnostic companies develop tests for cancer markers, tuberculosis, and stroke.