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Maverick* Research: Endangered! How Technology Will Cause Extinction of the Primary Care Tier of Medicine

Published: 20 September 2016

ID: G00305342

Analyst(s): Laura Craft


Armed with a virtual health assistant you are now in charge of your routine medical care. We explore the leap from human-delivered to technology-enabled continuous health monitoring. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • The Harsh Reality of Primary Care
  • Fast Forward — It's 2025, and You Are Now Your Own Primary Care Physician
  • Deflating Human-Led Primary Care
  • The Illusion of Barriers
    • Cracking the Doctor/Patient Relationship
    • Reinventing the Primary Care Physician
    • Reversing the Legal Dialogue
  • Conclusion

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