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


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.

Published: 18 July 2018

ID: G00338544

Analyst(s): Mike Jones Laura Craft

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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