Fueled by a seemingly endless influx of cash, technology has influenced the practice of medicine in an extraordinary way this year.
The Covid-19 pandemic drew more attention — and record funding — to digital health. Doctors are using artificial intelligence-powered predictive tools to flag patients on the cusp of death. Patients are receiving care for chronic diseases and acute needs alike with the help of telemedicine. Medical research participants are taking part in clinical trials with the help of apps. Consumers are buying prescription medications through Amazon and other online pharmacy businesses.
In 2021, we expect even bigger changes. As we prepare to say goodbye — or good riddance — to the trying period that was 2020, here are our three main questions for the sector.