Health 4.0 focuses on collaboration, coherence, and convergence – or connecting all available health information, services, devices and people together in a more meaningful way. See Global Artificial Intelligence Network for 2040.
Scenario: By 2040, a space-based global artificial
intelligence (AI) network of satellites will be put in place that
will monitor and help provide healthcare to people on Earth and in
colonies across our solar system on the Moon, Mars, and other
locations. The system will be linked to massive global health data
warehouses storing data from a wide range of health IT systems,
e.g. Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, Personal Health
Records (PHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE) networks,
wearable fitness trackers, implantable medical devices, clinical
imaging systems, genomic databases and biorepositories, surgical
robots, health research knowledgebases and more.|
The space-based global AI system will monitor and analyze the health data gathered on all humans in real-time, detecting potential individual and public health issues. The global AI system will detect problems, diagnose them, send alerts to patients and their healthcare providers, and generate treatment plans to resolve the healthcare issue. The system will also be interfaced to pharmacies, laboratories, health insurers, public health agencies, and other institutions as needed. The system will also be able to monitor a patient's progress, as well as adherence to recommended treatment plans. It will also seek to anticipate potential healthcare issues and provide preventive health and predictive health information tailored to each human.
Evolution of Health IT Systems
The following is a brief overview of the evolution and use of health information technology in the US since the late 1960's:
- Health 1.0 (1970's – 1990) = Modular Health IT Systems, e.g. Patient Registration, Billing, Pharmacy, Lab…
Health 2.0 (1990's – 2010) = Integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems + Personal Health Records (PHR) + Clinical Imaging
Health 3.0 (2010 – 2020's) = Networked EHR Systems + Genomic Information + Wearable & Implantable Sensor Data
Health 4.0 (2030's – 2040's) = Global Networked EHR Systems + Artificial Intelligence + Convergence of all Technologies Above + Real-Time Data Collection & Analysis+Invisible User Interface
As we approach 2020, we are currently in the process of developing, and implementing Health 3.0 technologies and solutions in the US and other advanced nations across the globe. Preliminary design and pilot testing of some Health 4.0 solutions is just beginning.
Looking at 2040 and Beyond
Looking ahead to when Health 4.0 systems will finally start rolling into place, keep in mind some of the following predictions for Healthcare and Health IT systems by 2050. See Health 2020-2050.
By 2050 we will see more instances of global pandemics and the spread of deadly diseases as a by-product of the skyrocketing growth and migration of the global population.
Rise of 'Regenerative Medicine', Genetic Engineering, Stem Cell Research, and the development of 'Human Augmentation' technologies will dramatically alter people's life spans and capabilities.
of biorepositories and genomic information systems will further
transform healthcare and help lower costs.
health platform and solutions will
on 'open' standards and technologies.