10 health tech trends at SXSW

Last week, the annual South by Southwest Interactive took place in Austin, Texas, for the 22nd year, bringing together the latest, innovative technological advancements.

Phillips, the official health technology sponsor of SXSW Interactive, compiled 10 of the top health technology trends to note from SXSW that will continue to emerge over the year.

Wearable technology: Eighty percent of consumers said a benefit of wearable technology is its potential ability to make healthcare more convenient.

Connected devices: Using remote monitoring and support, health system repair time can fall by up to 50 percent.

EHRs: Seventy-one percent of physicians have adopted an EHR, and of those who have adopted one, 85 percent are using a meaningful use-certified EHR.

Telehealth: Seven out of 10 patients would be comfortable communicating with providers through text messages, emails or video instead of seeing them in person.

Predictive analytics: Technology systems will soon handle 80 percent of daily tasks, such as blood pressure and glucose monitoring, genomics and monitoring skin temperature.

Population health management: Approximately 70 percent of providers report seeing tangible benefits to patient care due to population health, including improved outcomes, cost savings and better prevention and care planning.

mHealth apps: The majority of millennials, 71 percent, want their providers to use mobile apps.

Data security: Consumers are more concerned with data security than with convenient access to their health records and physician notes.

Partnerships: One in four Fortune 50 companies entered a new healthcare partnership in 2014.

Cloud-based technology: The cloud computing market is expected to grow at a 20 percent annual rate through 2017, reaching $5.4 billion.

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