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Predictions 2022: What are the biggest healthcare shifts? Here's what health experts think

Disruption in the healthcare industry in 2021 expected to continue in 2022, in relation to tech, data, AI and other tools.

Disruption in the healthcare industry in 2021 expected to continue in 2022, in relation to tech, data, AI and other tools. Image: Pixabay / @PixxlTeufel

Kelly McCain
Head, Healthcare Initiatives, World Economic Forum
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Global health innovation funding doubled to $44 billion in 2021. Image: StartUp Health
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Graphic showing growing VC interest in European health tech, beyond telemedicine.
Investment in health tech is expected to continue to be strong in 2022. Image: Dealroom.co Digital Healthcare report, 2021; Sifted.eu

Infographic showing digital health tools available to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
Digitally-enabled care will underpin a future healthcare model that is more accessible, effective, sustainable and resilient. Image: IQVIA Institute, June 2021

Infographic showing a hybrid trial consisting of site-based and home-based components
Many trials use at-home patient assessment, but digitalisation of trials will see further innovation in 2022. Image: IQVIA Institute


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