A new report from Computer Sciences Corp. lays out emerging technologies that will reshape the health care industry.

The Falls Church, Va.-based consultancy and services firm envisions patients in charge of their care management on a daily basis using smartphones, Web-based decision support and social networking, and bandage-type personal monitoring devices that send data to the smartphone.

Other predicted innovations include:

* Breath tests using nanotechnology to detect diabetes and cancer;

* Glucose monitoring tattoos, smart pills that send notifications when swallowed, and artificial retinas; and

* "Serious" video games for honing medical decision-making skills.

The report, "The Future of Healthcare: It's Health, Then Care," is available for free at csc.com/lefreports.

--Joseph Goedert

 

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access