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From wellness to workflow: High-tech disrupts health care

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Technology is producing transformative changes in health care. For evidence of this, just ask people in the know: health care executives.

According to Minute Women Home Care, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based provider of home care services, nearly half (48 percent) of health care executives report extensive use of automation for IT tasks. And 47 percent are leveraging intelligent automation for customer interactions.

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Venture capital firms in 2015 invested $4.5 billion in digital health companies. Companies receiving VC funding included tech firms that develop:

    • personal health tools and tracking solutions (VC funding up 223 percent relative to 2014)

    • care coordination solutions (up 152 percent); and

    • life science technologies (up 49 percent)

For additional highlights on how health tech is disrupting healthcare, see the infographic below.