Digital transformation: 6 technologies impacting the future of lab diagnostics

In this ebook we aim to answer:

  • What key technologies have the potential to transform diagnostics?
  • What do these advanced techniques mean for patient care and healthcare system sustainability?
  • What do healthcare leaders need to consider with these advanced technologies to gain the most from them?

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Never has it been so apparent just how important diagnostic tests are for providing the data to make the right decisions. Of course, the importance of accurate diagnostic testing is not new. In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) already play a key role in today’s  healthcare system, influencing over 66% of clinical decision-making, while accounting for only about 2% of total healthcare spending.1

Diagnostics are such a fundamental aspect of modern medicine that the World Health Organization has designated 122 test categories as essential.2 Now, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR,3 is drastically changing the diagnostics landscape, with new diagnostic trends having the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve health access, outcomes, equity, and costs across the board.

  1. Rohr, U et al. (2016). PLoS One, 11(3). Paper available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4778800/ [Accessed April 2023]

  2. World Health Organization. (2019). List available from https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-MVP-EMP-2019.05 [Accessed April 2023]
  3. McKinsey & Company. (2022). Article available from https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-explainers/what-are-industry-4-0-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-and-4ir [Accessed April 2023]