An intersting development to watch is the acquisition of healthcare by tech companies. The potential for disruption to the traditional healthcare models, especially from the technogical side of things such as digital heath monitoring, electronic management systems, online consulations and artifical intellegince is definetly a space to watch. How healthcare delivery will change is unknown but the opportunity for nursing change with eNurses and advanced practice roles is exciting.
- TikTok (ByteDance) acquiring private chain of hospitals
- Amazon Care to add mental health services
- Consideration on how patients health data is used needs to be ethically managed [more here]
To see the future of healthcare and digital health follow Dr. Berci Mesko [The Medical Futurist]