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Hype Cycle for Digital Care Delivery Including Telemedicine and Virtual Care, 2018

Published: 18 July 2018

ID: G00338544

Analyst(s): Mike Jones, Laura Craft


This Hype Cycle tracks digital innovations focused on the care delivery capabilities and activities of healthcare delivery organizations. The Hype Cycle is a key piece of research in the formulation and refresh of the HDO digital strategy and roadmap.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Speech Analysis for Clinical Diagnoses
    • External Clinical Decision Support
    • Immersive Technologies for Care Delivery
    • Next-Generation Nurse Call
    • AI-Enabled Diagnostic Imaging Interpretation
    • Precision Medicine
    • AI for Clinical Automation
    • Digital Clinical Encounters
    • Digital Telepathology
    • Enterprise Virtual Care Platform
    • Automated Patient Decision Aids
    • Automated Informed Consent
    • Critical Condition Surveillance Systems
    • Robotics-Assisted Telesurgery
  • At the Peak
    • E-Visits (Non-U.S.)
    • Algorithmic Medicine
    • Semantic Interoperability
    • AI Healthcare Advisors
    • Consumer Healthcare Wearables
    • Eldercare-Assistive Robots
    • Genomics Medicine
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • PHI Consent Management
    • Medication Compliance Management
    • EHR/Megasuite Support of Virtual Care
    • Personal Health Management Tools
    • On-Demand Virtual Visits
    • Patient Portals (Non-U.S.)
    • Enterprise EHR Systems (Non-U.S.)
    • OpenNotes
    • Stand-Alone Telemedicine Solutions
    • Healthcare Interoperability
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Remote Medical Monitoring
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Medical Device Connectivity
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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