Evolution of Digital Health: Then & Now
This week Qualcomm Life is at the Connected Health Conference in Washington, DC. Since the conferences inauguration in 2009 we have seen a digital health evolution before our eyes. The health care landscape is transforming at an accelerated pace, with 67 percent of payers and providers anticipating that half of their contracts will be value-based by 2018. Medical device data is now powering insights and evidence, which this new health care economy demands. Investments in digital health has more than tripled in the last five years, reaching $3.9 billion in the first half of 2016 and electronic health record adoption has increased to close to 96 percent. Qualcomm Life too has expanded, growing our own ecosystem to over 2,300 members and connecting up to 900 connect devices across the care continuum.
See the infographic below for a breakdown of the digital health progression in the industry and from Qualcomm Life over the past five years – and follow the conversation along on our Twitter channel @QualcommLife.