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Technologies Impacting the Future of the Healthcare Sector

Technologies Impacting the Future of the Healthcare Sector

Technological advancements are disrupting the healthcare industry. There is an increasing trend toward personalized and precise medical treatments, such as personalized genomics, which provide outputs at a much lower cost and at a faster speed than has ever been possible. Precision medicine has also driven the development of targeted drug delivery, which improves the efficacy of drugs, while reducing side effects. The increasing occurrence of auto-immune disorders has spurred research interest in microbiome therapies, which focus on using the body's own microbiota as a defense against pathogens. Another hot technology area revolutionizing neuroscience is optogenetics, which attempts to rewire the brain through the use of optics and genetics. The success of optogenetics in vision recovery has provided an impetus for funding in this space. The rising incidence of chronic and lifestyle disorders, along with the difficulty of finding donors, has led to research in printing live tissue, currently used in pharma for toxicology testing. Long-term R&D in this space is geared toward the development of 3D printed organs, which truly represent the next frontier in healthcare advancement.

However, just as technologies are disrupting healthcare, the reverse can be said to hold true. Healthcare is moving toward increased patient empowerment, leading to the development of wearables, mHealth and telemedicine. Advances in Big Data and Cloud Computing have enabled more real-time healthcare solutions such as biosensors, leading to greater patient engagement. Digital transformation has also been key to enabling path-breaking development in genomics platforms, such as rapid genome sequencing. Organizations are moving toward new care delivery models that increasingly focus on delivering patient value, leading to redefined revenue pathways. This research service provides a deep-dive analysis into some of the most disruptive technologies, trends and business models impacting healthcare today, providing decision-makers with key insights for strategic planning.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of Research
    • Research Methodology
    • Emerging Business Models Transforming the Healthcare Industry
    • Key Success Factors for Adoption of a Business Model
    • Emerging Technologies Transforming Healthcare
  • Industry Overview
    • Market Snapshot
    • Healthcare Market Predictions
  • Technology and Market Trends
    • Smartphones, Apps and Wearables Increase Patient Empowerment
    • A Move Toward Personalized, Value-based Medicine
    • Trending Healthcare Applications
  • The biggest Game Changers in Healthcare
  • Microbiome Technologies
    • The Gut microbiome Could Lead to New Therapies
    • Continuous Patenting Activity in 2015
    • Harnessing Commercial Value from Microbiomes
    • Next-gen Microbiome Technologies
    • Biotech Companies in the Microbiome Space
    • From Personalized Medicine to More Resistant Crops
  • Optogenetics
    • Technology for Mapping and Repairing the Brain
    • Promising Results in Treating Blindness spur Funding
    • A Revolutionary Neuroscience Research Tool
    • Innovations Span Diverse Application Areas
    • Global Competitive Landscape
    • Best Practices Business Models
  • Personalized Genomics
    • Big Data Analytics is Key to Enabling Personalized Genomics
    • VCs on the Lookout for Cutting-edge Technologies in Genetic Testing
    • Pharmacogenomics is a Key Application Area
    • Innovations in Personalized Genome Diagnostics Abound
    • Cancer Testing is an Important Focus Area for Innovators
    • Direct-to-Consumer Genome Tests Gaining Traction
  • Targeted Drug Delivery
    • Advances in Nanotechnology Drive the Market
    • The Demand for Precision Medicine Drives Funding and IP
    • Oncology is the Most Promising Research Area
    • New-Age Drug Delivery Technologies Thrive
    • Several Peptides in Clinical Trials for Cell-Specific Delivery
    • Business Models Target Early and Clinical-stage Pharma, Research Centers
  • 3D Bioprinting
    • Changing the Face of Regenerative Medicine
    • Organovo and University of Missouri are Key Patent Holders
    • 3D Printed Tissue Effective for Drug and Toxicity Testing
    • Skin Models Are Being Developed for Cosmetic Testing
    • Key Market Players : From Medical Implants to Artificial Skin
    • Emerging Business Models: A Paradigm Shift
  • Point-of-Care Diagnostic Devices
    • Instant and Reliable Results Without Requiring a Lab
    • Patent Trends Cover Diverse Technology Areas
    • Trending Applications: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Test Kits and Prescription-based Kits
    • Key Innovations in Point-of-Care Diagnostic Devices
    • Many Market Players in the PoC Space With no Clear Leader
    • Business Models Will Continue to Focus on Customer Empowerment
  • mHealth and Telemedicine
    • The Rise of the Mobile Health Consumer
    • Technological Advances Will Enable More At-home Care
    • mHealth is Necessary for Increased Patient Engagement
    • Expanding Reimbursement Options Boost Telemedicine
    • Market Dynamics across Key Sectors
    • Value-based Business Models Focus on Patient Satisfaction
  • Wearables
    • Convenience Drives Adoption for Consumers and Businesses
    • Diabetes is an Important Wearables Funding Focus
    • Key Enabling Technologies
    • Trending Applications
    • Innovations in Wearables Focus on on Real-time Intervention
    • Global Stakeholders by Enabling Technologies
    • Wearables Will be Widely Adopted Within the Next Two Years
  • Biosensors
    • Seamless Integration into Everyday Living
    • Potential of Integrating Biosensors Into Wearables Spurs Funding
    • New Applications Will Emerge With Increased Integration Into Enterprise Systems
    • A Move Toward More Actionable Healthcare
    • NA and EU are Key Markets with a High Demand for Home-based Devices
    • Application & Innovation Opportunities in Biosensors
  • Cloud Computing for Healthcare
    • Key Findings
    • Increased Flexibility and Agility With the Cloud
    • Versatility in Service and Delivery Options
    • Cloud Computing in Healthcare: An Overview
    • Governments Worldwide are Promoting the Shift to the Cloud
    • Pay-per-use Business Models Help Lower Cost and Increase Adoption
    • Efficient Health Information Exchange Encourages Adoption
    • Platforms Aim at Reducing Costs Across the Value Chain
    • Enhancing Customized and Proactive Solutions
    • North America is the Leader in Cloud Computing Platforms
  • Big Data Analytics for Healthcare
    • Big Data: Improving Diagnostics, Research and Patient Outcomes
    • Enabling a more Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources
    • A Move Toward the Internet of Me
    • Trending Benefits
    • More Personalized Medical Care Enabled by Big Data
    • The NIH is Funding Big Data to Facilitate Data Exchange Among Researchers
    • Key Innovators Focus on a Diverse Range of Applications
    • Product Development, Precision Medicine Drive Innovation
    • Increased Funding and IP toward Risk and Preventive Analytics
    • Applications Areas Driven by New Value Pathways
    • North America Leads the Big Data Race
    • The Internet of DNA is the next Frontier
  • Technology Roadmapping
    • Roadmap of Technologies, Applications, Customers, and Business Models-Global, 2016-2020
  • Analyst Insights
    • Trends Transforming the Healthcare Value Chain
    • Transformative Business Models
    • Business Models Shaping Personalized and Precision Medicine

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