More consumers will try to reduce the personal cost of illness by using new technologies.
Technology will create new pathways for access to care.
Efforts to decrease spending on public programs and economic uncertainty will result in a trend toward more self-reliance.
Self-motivation tools and incentive programs will accelerate healthy behavior.
As technologies become more intuitive, time and literacy burdens will be overcome.
What It Means for HIV
New technologies that connect people to healthcare professionals, services and resources could help those at risk of HIV get good prevention advice. These technologies can also help link HIV-positive people to care, which may help prevent the spread of HIV to others.
The HIV: The Long View Coalition believes new preventive medicine technology will…
Increase access to and quality of care for people living with or at risk for HIV.
Help people with HIV manage the virus itself and other chronic conditions.
Decrease the rate of new HIV infections.
The majority of the U.S. public believes prevention is better than cure and that health screenings will be a mainstay of healthcare in the next 20 years.
However, moving consumers to act on their beliefs is not easy. While preventive medicine technologies such as health-tracking apps and virtual house calls (also known as telemedicine) are becoming more common, getting consumers to use new technology may be slowed by concerns about its cost and accuracy, along with the security of their health information.
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