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An integrated health ecosystem can be greater than the sum of its digital devices

by Felix Matthews, MD, MBA, managing director, and Christopher Zant, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The real power of the internet of things (IoT) is the closed loop in which an array of smart devices gathers and shares meaningful data. This information is analyzed and interpreted, which ultimately leads to actionable interventions. In the digital world, the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts—this can be particularly true for an integrated digital health ecosystem.

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Can technology give physicians more time to practice medicine?

by Randolph Gordon, MD, MPH, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

As a physician, I understand that doctors do much more than diagnose and treat illness and injuries. As we move into the future of health, the role of the physician is changing to align with an increased focus on health outcomes. In addition to practicing medicine, physicians should become data and informatics specialists, digital consultants,

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Innovate or wait and see: Which path will health stakeholders follow?

by Joshua Lee, principal, and Bradley Allan Gallaher, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

In a recent blog post, our colleague Neal Batra drew parallels between the disruptive forces that altered the music industry 20 years ago and the outside organizations that are beginning to gain a foothold in health care. Health care certainly isn’t the first industry to undergo a major disruption, but it could be the most monumental.

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Star Trek medicine in the age of a Flintstones reimbursement system: Can value-based contracting pull all stakeholders into the same era?

by Jeff Morgan, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

“Star Trek medicine in the age of a Flintstones reimbursement system,” was a quote I heard during this year’s JP Morgan Healthcare conference back in January…and it has stuck with me. The comment drove home the point that our health care reimbursement system needs to evolve to keep pace with the innovation that we are seeing in drug development.

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Robots aren’t coming for our jobs, but exponential technologies could have a major impact on how we work together

by Jennifer Radin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

We don’t believe robots are going to take over the world, and they’re not coming for our jobs. However, many tasks in health care and life sciences are likely to be enhanced, altered, or taken over entirely by artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing, robotics, and other emerging technologies. Our 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report found that 61 percent of 11,000 business leaders are actively redesigning jobs around AI,

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