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by Michael Schelper
Published on May 2, 2017

We have experienced many disruptions of established industries in the recent past, starting with photography, where Kodak went from 170,000 employees to being bankrupt within three years, the movie rental industry where the video stores like Blockbuster entirely vanished as we are having the films on our fingertips from our home at all times for example with Netflix, or transportation and accommodation where the two largest companies, Uber and AirBnB, don’t own any assets. Will it be healthcare next where the largest provider does not own any hospitals or practices, does not employ any clinical staff?

It is clear that the way we all worked 5 years ago is drastically different from how we work today and we will need to further adapt in the future. 95% of jobs are supposed to not exist the same way in 2020 as they exist today. This is due to the exponentially growing innovation we are experiencing every day. Though, what does this mean for healthcare, or should I better say health and life?

There are some innovations and dynamics that will have a substantial impact on the healthcare industry as we know it today.

  1. Virtual Reality
  2. Augmented Reality
  3. Mixed Reality
  4. Artificial Intelligence
  5. Consumerization of health & life