Healthcare technology is booming thanks to cloud computing and wearables

June 1, 2017 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Duncan Riley.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner and longtime tech analyst Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Report Wednesday, and more than anything else, she pointed to a transformation of health thanks to big data and cloud computing. The report, which is highly regarded in the tech community for its insights into trends and predictions, dedicated 31 pages to “Healthcare @ The Digital Inflection Point” and came up with some amazing stats about how technology and the Internet are transforming the sector.

At the top of the list, and perhaps the most remarkable number, is the way data is helping develop new medicines. Meeker said the digitization of medical data means that medical knowledge now doubles every 3.5 years versus doubling only every 50 years in 1950. Meeker added that the increased availability of health data is helping to accelerate clinical trials and encouraging collaboration with the scientific community as well…

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