Probably not, but now is the time for you to prepare your practice. First, came the internet, then digital mobility and the next (third) wave will be digital living services.
The third wave is coming to the healthcare industry first.
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The 1990s gave us the Internet.
The 2000s gave us digital mobility.
The third wave of digital is about living services.
What are “living services?”
They are self-health tracking devices, wearable and mobile health platforms that will aid consumers in managing their diseases and their health.
These wearable devices have the potential to affect lives in a much deeper way than previous mobile and internet services.
While we are currently in the thick of the mobility wave, this third wave is coming quickly to healthcare.
One difference about this third wave is that it may be just for the healthcare industry.
This living services movement is driven by the desire of increased awareness of individual health by consumers, and by technological advances.
This trend is evidenced by the many apps that have already been focused around this initiative. One such app designed for individuals with bipolar disorder monitors a user’s voice to detect mood changes.
This third wave of digital living services is coming, and consumers expect healthcare providers to be ready.
It is important for your practice that you stay up to date on the latest healthcare technology. We help our clients stay ahead of technology trends, and find out the most efficient way to adapt new technology of their own.
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