Becker's Healthcare December 3, 2021
Jackie Drees

Innovations in artificial intelligence and sensors are helping patients detect and manage chronic health conditions, but not all physicians are fully on board with the popular technology, according to a recent Deloitte report. 

For its Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2022 report, Deloitte analyzed insights from healthcare and other industry experts to assess predictions for digital innovation. 

Deloitte Global predicts that 320 million consumer health and wellness wearable devices will ship worldwide, with that number reaching 440 million units in 2024 as more healthcare providers become comfortable using them. The prediction covers both smartwatches, which are marketed for consumer purchase, and medical-grade wearables, which are typically prescribed by a clinician. 

Despite growth projections, some healthcare providers are still wary of integrating wearable...

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Topics: Digital Health, Patient / Consumer, Physician, Primary care, Provider, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends, Wearables
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