Healthcare is one of the areas where new technologies are actively in use. The treatment of individual diseases, progress towards diagnosis and the development of formulations of effective drugs depend on the introduction of certain innovations. We propose to consider the trends that will become relevant for the healthcare industry in 2019.
Increasing the number of startups
Medicine is a promising area in the context of the practical application of new technologies. According to analyst Steve Kraus, vertically integrated companies will be the most successful in the coming year. By this term, a specialist means medical enterprises that specialize in providing assistance to patients in certain conditions. For example, it may be medical services related to the treatment of diabetes or various types of allergies.
Companies that specialize in palliative care are supported and popular among the population. Due to the fact that this service sector is developing, including the efforts of patients, it opens up new opportunities for quality care for the most difficult of them. In addition, these companies deal with the problem as a whole. This provides meaningful results in her research.
Despite the fact that in 2018 the exchange market was almost closed for companies that are engaged in the new technologies in the medical industry, 2019 will prepare the basis for relatively favorable conditions. The initial public offering of shares in 2019 will be held in a more active mode. This primarily concerns the financial giants of the medical industry, whose income exceeds the mark of $100 million. There are Grand Rounds Health, Flatiron Health, Welltok and Health Catalyst among them.
Apple and Amazon are also active in developing their technology in the healthcare segment. If they are able to find a good direction for the application of their developments in the near future, the public offering market will continue to develop more dynamically than originally expected.
Strong investor caution
According to Kraus, an increasing number of companies that were previously focused on unusually ambitious achievements are now returning to the market with much more modest plans. This is not about failures or bankruptcy, but about a sound ability to adjust their investments. Companies invest a lot in their logo and branding 2020.
Despite the potential prospects of many startups, investors should understand the fact that not all medical enterprises are destined to develop to a very large scale. It is not pessimism that is implied, but a real assessment of one’s own strengths and prospects. In addition to the possibility for the implementation of successful ideas and technologies, this area is moving and many other (often - poorly predictable) factors. They should not be discounted.
The development of cloud services
Maybe the first major company that did cloud services was Adobe, a project management process. This also applies to medical information.
The development of remote interaction between doctors and patients