We are on the threshold of a new decade of digital transformation, and at a defining moment for all leaders. Welcome to the "Metaverse Continuum"—a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds, realities and business models poised to revolutionize life and enterprise in the next decade—and the impact on healthcare begins today.
While there are many components, we see the metaverse as having two primary functions: Creating the "Internet of Place" and the "Internet of Ownership." Soon, new spaces in the metaverse will transport us to almost any type of world we can imagine, letting us interact with clinicians, peers and enterprises at a distance. And healthcare organizations will shift part of their operations to the metaverse, maintaining their own internal virtual environments so employees can work from anywhere and collaborate in new ways. This way of life seems futuristic, but it’s already on its way here.1
Only with a high-performing digital core could healthcare enterprises be prepared to participate in, or even build, the next evolution of the internet—creating greater access, better experiences and improved outcomes while keeping people at the heart of it.
Completing the picture
This year’s Accenture Digital Health Technology Vision explores four trends that reveal how new technology innovations are reshaping healthcare experiences of the future.