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ID Medical Group, the U.K.’s leading recruiter in the medical field, has a unique perspective on trends in the medical industry. They’ve taken a deep dive into the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) Long-Term Plan to see what the future holds for healthcare. In the following infographic, they’ve outlined the trends – and they’re fascinating. Implants injected under the skin will analyze your blood for toxins, viruses, and bacteria to warn you of an impending illness before you even feel any symptoms. AI supercomputers will analyze your bio-samples (like saliva and blood) and diagnose your condition within minutes with a 90% accuracy rate. Blood samples will be taken at birth and used to create a personalized healthcare plan of custom vaccines, gene therapies and surgeries you will need over the next 20-50 years.

Drones have an increasing role to play in the digital future of healthcare: being sent out in advance of ambulances to provide supplies and early care while paramedics are en route. This is an application that has already been tested, as drones are used to deliver cardiac defibrillators, time-critical equipment. In increasingly traffic-clogged cities, sending airborne response out in advance of ambulances could save lives.

Medical Future of Healthcare Infographic

Miriam McNabb

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.

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