January 5, 2016

Technology, organization and the health system

The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care

A short article by the King's Fund describes key technologies for the future. Really, the future is now:
1. The smartphone
2. At-home or portable diagnostics
3. Smart or implantable drug delivery mechanisms
4. Digital therapeutics
5. Genome sequencing
6. Machine learning
7. Blockchain
8. The connected community
As usual, we need to split technologies according to its value and social willingness to pay. Easier said than done. That's why I would suggest a close look at the report on Better value in NHS. Technology innovation without organizational change to take advantage of its value is extremely costly.
This is the agenda for NHS transformation: