Participatory health becomes possible through:
- Curation and navigation: Functions as a care navigator or broker with tools that connect and capture, direct and deliver to assist consumers to make choices regarding the services they need and the experiences they prefer. A vital part of the participatory care team, curation and navigation technologies follow clear pathways and coordinated resources to help people make the right decisions regarding their care and to answer the burning questions of “where do I go for help?” and “what do I do next?”
- Data fusion platforms: The integration of vast flows of data fused with AI form the backbone of the system where curation/navigation materials meet the health delivery system. Data fusion aggregates volumes of patient data from multiple sources (clinical, financial, social, environmental and operational) delivering insights into care management, risk stratification, performance and care gaps with respect to populations.
- Supra-system: Digital technologies are borderless. As the inflection point is reached and the reduction of fragmentation becomes possible, an overarching supra-system or ecosystem will likely appear. The catalyst to shift to scale will be rising interest from players who see opportunity in a global ecosystem of peer value creation, such as large retailers, venture investors, large integrated networks and global technology companies.