Frost & Sullivan report lists top 10 companies disrupting healthcare

Market research analysts Frost & Sullivan have identified the 10 companies poised to disrupt and impact healthcare as it stands today.

In their report, nine factors are identified that companies who hope to excel in the coming healthcare landscape will need to tackle. These include:

• Artificial intelligence-decision support tools
• Chronic disease management
• Innovating to move toward zero errors
• Patient engagement
• Care personalization and customization
• Care anywhere and anytime
• Interoperability
• Smart computing
• Cost of care and operations innovations

Here are the companies poised to meet those factors head-on and why, according to Frost & Sullivan.

• Apricot Forest (UK) — The accessibility of its e-health platform could serve as a template for modernizing care systems in various parts of the globe where existing solutions are cost prohibitive for use.

• Butterfly Network (Guilford, Conn.) — Its unique healthcare-centric application of 'deep learning' could represent the future of automating and analyzing patient information.

• Fitbit (San Francisco) — The quantifiable health metric device maker will evolve to further integrate more seamless sensors for monitoring and modeling complex health data.

• Guroo (Washington)— Its web-based consumer tools for comparing the cost of various healthcare services is fostering price transparency in healthcare and empowering consumers to make decisions about the type of care they receive and from who.

• HealthTap (Palo Alto, Calif.) — This cutting edge telemedicine platform allows increased access to care while simultaneously reducing the cost of interaction.

• MedWand (Las Vegas) — This portable, multi-functional diagnostic tool measures basic patient vitals and will enable users to perform routine diagnostic tests and track changes.

• Proteus Digital Health (Redwood City, Calif.) — This chronic disease management platform is accelerating the end of one-size-fits-all healthcare by taking a comprehensive approach to disease management and individual customization.

• Theranos (Palo Alto, Calif.) — This diagnostic tool allows users to quickly process the full range of laboratory tests from a few drops of blood at low cost, enabling early detection and disease intervention.

• Validic (Durham, N.C.) — A digital health platform enabling next generation patient engagement and population management for care coordination and wellness programs by solving key data integration challenges with devices and applications.

• Walmart — The retail giant is providing access to primary healthcare for a very low cost.

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