So many connected devices and people promising so many things. As with all disruptive technologies only 10% to 15% will make a real difference but these will have a significant impact.
The keys to success are development of standards, platforms and back-office to connect and analyse disparate data sources against, for example, global health data.
Then the wearables become part of the treatment for all patients rather than just 1-to-1 patient GP healthcare
As Apple debuted its ResearchKit app, researchers already were imagining innovative ways to use it. And researchers already are using it to help patients with asthma, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease. This is a whole new kind of data for the field of medical research, not based on patients’ self-reporting or on data that are gathered in a controlled lab setting, but real-world data. The usefulness of that kind of information can’t be ignored. OK, so maybe the data itself won’t cure cancer or any of these other diseases, but it will advance the research and delivery of care faster and more reliably than any other innovation in recent memory.