Internationally there are three major developments that hold the potential to revolutionize the delivery of medicine and health care in Canada:
• VIRTUAL CARE
the use of electronic means to reduce or replace face-to-face interaction;
• BIG HEALTH DATA
the ability to analyze large volumes of different types of data from a variety of sources that are continuously generated; and
• TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
such as robotics, three-dimensional (3D) printing, virtual and augmented reality, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things (connected devices), health apps that run applications on smartphones and blockchain technology.
Read more at https://www.cma.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/health-advocacy/activity/2018-08-15-future-technology-health-care-e.pdf