One of the key drivers for transformation is “Disruption”. This has never been more true than now.  The year 2020 can rightly be called the year of“Disruption”, changing the world and healthcare as we knew it. 

 Suddenly the traditional models of healthcare are gone.  The human touch has been replaced by digital models of care, pushing the core of healthcare into hereby uncharted territories, bringing with it a fresh set of opportunities and new models of care to navigate the “New Normal”.  

  • There is a shift from traditional hospital-based services to virtual care through increasing use of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and care.
  • Collaboration between different cross-vertical industries—automotive companies building ventilators, N95 masks, hotels converting to hospitals. Suddenly the challenges of one industry are finding solutions in another industry.
  • Use of Big data to forecast when, where, and how future flare-ups may happen, to predict occurrences and devise the health strategies accordingly.
  • New Artificial intelligence-based predictive tools such as AI-based X-ray, CT analysis, Apple & Google-based contact tracing, Government of India's digital contact tracing platform, Arogaya Setu, to successfully predict patient susceptibility to infections.
  • Amidst the day to day madness, Health is suddenly on top priority in everybody’s agenda.  Consumers are taking responsibility and are more engaged in their healthcare decision making.  Wearable technology, though available for quite some time now, is all set to grow in use for preventive and monitoring purposes. 

The “New Normal” is here to stay and with that, these new trends will likely see exponential growth in the coming times.