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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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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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Three ways health care organizations can help boomers plug into virtual health

by Felix Matthews, MD, MBA, Managing Director, and Chris Shudes, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Although the baby boomer generation didn’t grow up with smartphones, personal computers, or social media, many boomers want technology to play a role in many of their interactions. Health care organizations that are able to ensure that their older customers are connected to virtual health could set themselves apart from competitors, reduce health care costs,

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For health plans, next-gen workers may be just as critical as next-gen technology

by Eileen Schreiber Radis, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Nigel Lennox Ferguson, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Many health plans are investing in next-generation technologies, but they might not yet have a strategy for building a next-generation workforce. The nature of work in changing in health and in all industries. This is being driven by automation and technology as well as increased consumerism, generational shifts, and open talent models. We expect the future of work will impact every health plan employee.

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An industry on the brink of exponential change: Health in 2040

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

While we don’t know with precision what the future of health might look like two decades out, we can look at signals in the market today—and disruption in other industries—to start to paint the picture.

Fundamental shifts in innovation tend to occur in seven-year cycles. By 2040, three of these cycles will have passed—each building off the other.

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