Why Healthcare Can Be Slow to Adopt Technological Innovations
Healthtech is advancing fast. The 2020s are expected to bring innovations such as drone-delivered medical supplies, mind-reading wristbands, and pocket ultrasound devices. In theory, healthcare practitioners and patients alike should be preparing to not just adopt - but embrace - these futuristic solutions.
However, that’s not what is happening. While technology can ease the path to wellbeing for both doctor and patient, there is reluctance on both sides to fully adopt it, both in digital care and in brick-and-mortar practices.
Tech cannot simply “disrupt” the healthcare infrastructure in ways we see elsewhere. What could be the reasons behind the slow adoption of tech across the healthcare sector?