JANUARY EDITION

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THEME #21

What are the top healthcare trends to look forward to in 2021?

RUNDOWN

The coronavirus crisis has greatly changed the world. 2021 is going to be the year of transition across enterprises. The healthcare sector will take a different shape. Telemedicine and AI-driven drug discovery will gain mainstream adoption. We will see a rise in mental health/loneliness discussions.

The technology of extended reality may revolutionize how healthcare professionals learn medicine and maintain their skills on a continuing basis. One application is cadaver-less anatomy instruction.

Healthcare stakeholders will focus on the novel solution of blockchain to address the problem of information silos in healthcare, speed up processes, and reduce redundancy.

KEYPOINT # 01

Cognitively Aware Agents
Cognitively aware agents like Siri and Alexa have revolutionized our homes and personal lives -- the next application may be in healthcare this coming year!

KEYPOINT # 02

Precision Medicine
Precision medicine may be increasingly used this coming year as a means to exploit information about a patient's own genes or proteins to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease more precisely.

KEYPOINT # 03

Reduced Contact
In this time of COVID-19, patients seem reluctant to visit hospitals and physicians' offices out of concern about exposure to the virus. Telehealth is concordantly on the rise.