Our health care system is not sustainable anymore. A new ecosystem is absolutely mandatory. The key elements of this new system are as follows: Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence, as well cloud and blockchain. In such a system, patients become connected “objects” within the IoT and, hence, produce a real continuous tsunami of data. To transform this enormous amount of data in useful information, we need artificial intelligence. This will allow for the evolution towards refined and personalized diagnostics and treatment decisions.
Worldwide demographics are at the origin of the shift towards connected health care and “offshoring”, both for primary and specialized care. The connection of patient results within a continuous data flux characterized by big volumes, variability and velocity. In order not to bias artificial intelligence, we must ensure data veracity. Automation becomes mandatory in all sectors of human activity, inclusive health care. This will likely be a perfect opportunity to come back to the real values in health care: communication, teamwork, and human empathy.