The traditional healthcare model has focused primarily on treating patients when they get sick, rather than monitoring people’s health and lifestyle in order to prevent them from getting ill in the first place. The rise of chronic non-communicable diseases as well infection-based pandemics remains major health threats. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes,and chronic respiratory diseases, once linked only to affluent societies, are now global. Pandemic diseases linked to developing world are today engulfing developed economies. Risk factors such as a person’s background; lifestyle and environment are known to increase the risk.
Prevention and early diagnoses will be central to the future of health and the onset of disease, in some cases, could be delayed or eliminated altogether. The future of health will likely be driven by digital transformation enabled by radically interoperable always-on data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and open, secure platforms. Learning algorithms will become more precise and accurate as they interact with training data, allowing humans to gain unprecedented insights into diagnostics, care processes, treatment variability, and patient outcomes