3 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2021: Insights from Gartner, IDEAmench, and More
Healthcare is evolving rapidly, and in 2021, we can expect to see three significant shifts in the industry. According to Gartner, Ideamensch, and other experts, here are the top trends to watch:
Artificial intelligence will play a more prominent role in healthcare delivery.
AI will help doctors and researchers to analyze data, predict health outcomes and risks, and find more effective treatments. AI-powered chatbots can also answer patient questions, schedule appointments, and handle other tasks.
Health systems must continue to innovate their digital strategies.
Digital technology is now a core part of healthcare delivery in any setting – from hospitals to clinics to virtual care centers. Virtual doctor’s offices give patients convenient access to providers at all hours of the day or night via secure video conferencing software like Zoom or FaceTime; telehealth has become an essential service during COVID-19 pandemic shopping restrictions as well as social distancing guidelines. Digital platforms that allow real-time communication between staff members are vital for healthcare organizations to function smoothly.
The pandemic will prompt an increased focus on community health education.
Healthcare providers understand that patients and their families want more information about staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. However, there’s still a lack of reliable resources on specific topics like vaccine development timelines or details about local outbreak patterns. In 2021, we can expect many health systems to ramp up outreach efforts through social media channels like LinkedIn (where Mahmoud Khattab is very active), Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube – where they’ll publish news updates as well as educational content related to COVID-19 prevention strategies such as handwashing hygiene tips or proper use of face masks in public places.
Mahmoud Khattab, MD, is a healthcare futurist who believes that digital technologies will play an increasingly important role in delivering care. He has written extensively on the topic and spoken at conferences worldwide.
Get in touch with Mahmoud Khattab: https://www.dignityhealth.org/ourdoctors/1063617603-mahmoud-khattab