The future of healthcare ecosystem is likely to be driven by digital technologies and is expected to undergo digitaltransformation. By the year 2040, serious ailments such as cancer and diabetes (Type A and Type B) are expected to join polio in the list of defeated diseases. Prevention of diseases and diagnosing them at the early stages will be the primary focus in the future healthcare ecosystem. The onset of several diseases and ailments can be delayed and eliminated by sophisticated monitoring and diagnosing closely at home.
The modern-day healthcare system will perish in the next twenty years from now. The healthcare ecosystem will undergo several digital transformations and the most important one will be the implementation of AI (Artificial Intelligence). There will be a major shift from the term ‘health care’ to ‘health’ in the next twenty years. The life-threatening diseases can be identified earlier so that the doctors and medical experts can intervene proactively, understand the progression of the disease better, and help the patients with their well being.
The future health ecosystem will focus on the wellness of the people and will revolutionize the medical companies which are in the market today.
The major components for change
The future healthcare ecosystem will undergo a massive technological change and will implement certain technologies in the course of action.It is expected that several archetypes will emerge and will replace the traditional healthcare system of today.
These archetypes will play a significant role in changing the face of the system and they will fall into three major categories:
• Data platforms
The future archetypes falling in this category will form the backbone of the future health ecosystem.These will be responsible for the valuableinsights for decision making and will form the baseline of the entire customer-driven healthcare system.
• Care delivery mechanisms
The future archetypes falling in this category will be focussed on the care facilities and the care delivery mechanisms. This can be both virtual and physical and will promote customer-centric products and services.
• Facilitate care enablement
The future archetypes falling in this category will be focussed on the connectors such as the finances and the investors which will act as fuel for the entire future healthcare ecosystem.
The archetypes of the future healthcare ecosystem
• Data collectors
The collection of valuable data by the data collecting companies will be an integral part of the plan. The companies will store individual, population, and environmental data, and this data storage will promote interoperability and will ensure the data is safe and secure.
• The insights engine
There will be several companies in the future which will have the ability to drive insights that willpower the future health ecosystem.These companies will be responsible for the research and will develop powerful analytical tools to facilitate care enablement.
• Data platform builder
The future healthcare ecosystem will have developed infrastructure platforms that can serve the patients very effectively and efficiently. The engagement with the individuals will be realtime and a strong link will be established between the consumers and the health stakeholders.
• Healthcare product development
The companies will develop healthcare products for the wellness of the customers. The companies will not be restricted to manufacturing pharmaceuticals and medical devices but will also produce medical-related software, applications, and other wellness products.
• Health community
There will be companies and organizations which will promote and provide structures for the future healthcare community. The communities will provide virtual personalized care to customers.
• Specialtycare providers
The need for specialty care providers for providing essential specialty care and medical interventions will be necessary for the future healthcare ecosystem.
• Health hubs
There will be localized health hubs where special treatment and care will be delivered to the customers. It will be a retail setting and local health hubs will connect the customers virtually as well.
The future healthcare ecosystem will be arobust one and the benefit of the system will contribute to the wellness of society positively.
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