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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will begin to play a significant role in providing personalized, real-time information that will help people make better health decisions.

All the personal health data in the world is of little use if it is hard to interpret or it does not actively help someone to stay on top of their health goals. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will begin to play a significant role in providing personalized, real-time information that will help people make better health decisions (or seek professional care rather than ignore symptoms). AI, combined with vitals monitoring, will also be used as a way to emphasize prevention thus supporting the “Prevention as Profit Center” business model.

One of the most profound changes in healthcare of the last 10 years is in how the balance of medical knowledge and decision making has shifted from the industry (doctors, specialists, hospitals, pharma) to the consumers themselves. Driven by the technology changes around them, consumer have come to expect information, knowledge and service at their fingertips. Case in point take a look at what has happened to the travel agency industry in the last 15 years.
The vast majority of people now do their own travel planning using apps and websites, and relying on their own research and the comments from other travelers that have preceded them in their chosen destination. It is no wonder then that this same pent up desire for knowledge and efficiency is also experienced by consumers when they are faced with a health question or concern.

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