Preventive strategies and technology will be a mainstay of healthcare.
Technology will help people have more autonomy over their health.
Self-motivation tools and incentive programmes will accelerate healthy behaviour.
Technology will create new prevention and care pathways.
Contact with healthcare professionals will become more planned and consultative.
What it means for HIV
In the next 20 years, the HIV: The Long View Coalition envisions…
People with HIV will have better tools and technology to prevent chronic disease and ensure better long-term health.
Technology will facilitate new healthcare access models but personal support provided by healthcare professionals will still be important for HIV care.
People will have more options to prevent the transmission of HIV.
Our research shows that consumers would welcome a healthcare strategy with a more proactive, prevention-focused approach. However, they recognise that the current model, which is largely focused on problem solving, will be hard to replace. The success of a prevention-focused healthcare strategy relies on individuals taking control of their own health.
Technology has been a key driver in the rise of preventive health, providing new information to guide health choices, for example genetic screening, while creating efficiencies for service delivery. Already, apps are building music from heart rates, visualisations from brain waves and infographics from lifestyles. How will technology propel prevention as a mainstay of healthcare in the future?
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