IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science: 10 innovation, tech predictions on healthcare transformation

The IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, a research and analysis organization affiliated with health IT company IQVIA, released 10 predictions on the future of healthcare March 13.

The report, titled "2018 and Beyond: Outlook and Turning Points," analyzes healthcare trends that will likely affect global health. The report's key themes center on innovation, technology and healthcare spending.

"The types of medicines being developed, the way technology contributes to health, and how the value of healthcare is calculated are all markedly changing," according to the report.

Here are the 10 predictions outlined in the report.

1. The FDA will guide the use of real-world evidence to support medicine regulation

2. Biotherapeutics will move toward becoming mainstream

3. Mobile health apps will be added to treatment guidelines

4. Telehealth use will expand

5. Spending on branded medicines will dip

6. Specialty brands will drive growth in developed markets

7. Pharmerging markets will be marked by slower growth

8. U.S. net per capita spending on medicines will stabilize

9. Outcomes-based contracts will play a limited role in healthcare

10. A new wave of biosimilar competition and opportunity will emerge

To access the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science's report, click here.

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