Accenture Digital Health Technology Report Says Blockchain, AI & IoT Will Be Critical In Future

Adoption of Intelligent Technologies by the Heath Sector

Last month a report was released focused on Vision 2018 and digital health technology by Accenture. The report brought out the actions the health industry is taking towards adopting intelligent technologies. Some of the concepts the industry were focused on the included Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. However, they highlighted the fact that new tools will have to be created to protect privacy and transparency.

Report Outcomes

According to the research, 9 out of 10 executives had knowledge concerning the benefits of blockchain technology. They believed that the technology would help increase the efficiency of the industry operations. Additionally, the microwave service would play a critical role in scaling ecosystems.

More than 100 executives in the healthcare were interviewed concerning intelligent technologies. 3 out of four stated that they are planning to invest in the Internet of Things and the use of smart sensor technologies. 4 out of the 5 executives interviewed highlighted the fact that their organizations were already using data to enhance automated decision making.

Another 4 out of 5 executives stated that intelligent technologies helped dissolve the distance barriers. Accessibility to people, information, and experiences were made easier through these technologies. More than half of the healthcare providers were committed to investing in these technologies within the next year.

4 out of the 5 interviewed executives stated believe to acquire valuable information from large volumes of data required expertise. They stated the fact that special computing methods would be needed to ensure critical analysis of the data before storage. Some went a step further and highlighted the fact that cloud integration would be needed. This will ensure that valuable information is able to be shared efficiently across different organizations.


Kaveh Safari, the managing director of Accenture’s Global Health Practice, stated that IoT will revolutionize the health sector. He highlighted that the increased efficiency and collaboration with other entities will help strengthen build strong patient relationships.

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