So, do I feel Apple and Google and Amazon can do a greater activity? A thousandfold.
In his upcoming book, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, which will hit bookshelves in late January 2020, Diamandis makes the case for why he believes big tech companies are going to be running healthcare by 2030.
Healthcare is the biggest business in the world, and it is phenomenally broken, says Peter Diamandis, cofounder of the X-Prize, Singularity University, and Health Longevity Inc.
Amazon has put significant effort into making Alexa a health resource. In the United Kingdom, it has partnered with the National Health Service to answer basic health questions such as “What are the symptoms for shingles?” or “What do you do if you have a cold?” It has also made Alexa compliant with U.S. HIPAA laws and signed partnerships with major healthcare insurers and providers so patients can access or remit health information through the device. To date, there are nearly 2,000 health wellness skills on its platform.
Meanwhile, Apple’s HealthKit takes a slightly different approach to tackling personal health. The kit connects to Apple’s own products such as the HomePod, iPhone, and Apple Watch as well as a bevy of devices from other companies, such as scales and blood pressure cuffs. The HealthKit can also tap into electronic medical records and other apps connected to hospitals and doctors. Essentially, it becomes a single repository for all your precious health data.
Diamandis believes the involvement of home health devices has the potential to lower costs by shifting care away from hospitals, where expenses can be much higher.
This is the general idea behind telemedicine, but Diamandis thinks that big consumer tech companies will play a big role in driving that vision. He also thinks that these companies, which have mastered using personal data to anticipate user behavior, can use personal health data to make predictions about a person’s long-term health prospects and advise them accordingly.
Diamandis predicts Apple and Amazon will get a hold of a provider the place an individual will pay an organization to stay them wholesome, moderately than to hide the price of sickness, in accordance with their well being historical past and day by day actions. And large tech may now not simplest affect an individual to make more healthy choices, it might power them.