The Digital Health Hype Cycle 2017

March 23, 2018

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Digital Health Hype Cycles - 2018, 2019

 

2018

https://www.healthcare.digital/single-post/2018/02/20/The-Digital-Health-Hype-Cycle-2018

2019 

https://www.healthcare.digital/single-post/2019/01/12/The-Digital-Health-Hype-Cycle-2019

 

What is a Hype Cycle?

 

A hype cycle is a branded graphical presentation developed and used by the American research, advisory and information technology firm Gartner, for representing the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies. The hype cycle provides a graphical and conceptual presentation of the maturity of emerging technologies through five phases.

 

How do Hype Cycle's work?

 

Each Hype Cycle drills down into the five key phases of a technology's life cycle.

 

Innovation Trigger: A potential technology breakthrough kicks things off. Early proof-of-concept stories and media interest trigger significant publicity. Often no usable products exist and commercial viability is unproven.

 

Peak of Inflated Expectations: Early publicity produces a number of success stories — often accompanied by scores of failures. Some companies take action; many do not.

 

Trough of Disillusionment: Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Producers of the technology shake out or fail. Investments continue only if the surviving providers improve their products to the satisfaction of early adopters. 

 

Slope of Enlightenment: More instances of how the technology can benefit the enterprise start to crystallize and become more widely understood. Second- and third-generation products appear from technology providers. More enterprises fund pilots; conservative companies remain cautious.

 

Plateau of Productivity: Mainstream adoption starts to take off. Criteria for assessing provider viability are more clearly defined. The technology's broad market applicability and relevance are clearly paying off.

 

Using Gartner’s hype cycle model I have created a digital health infographic to share where I believe various technologies are on the adoption curve.

 

(My image is in no way affiliated with Gartner, their model is purely for illustration.)

 

The Digital Health Hype Cycle 2017

 

Innovation / Technology Trigger

 

Blockchain

HL7 FHIR

Amazon and Alexa

Apple and Facial Recognition

Neural Networks

Drones and UAV's

4D Printing

Deep Reinforcement Learning

 

Peak of Exaggerated Expectations

 

Artifical Intelligence

TeleHealth

Machine Learning

IOT

Connected Home

ChatBots and Virutal Assistants

 

Trough of Disillusionment

 

Fitness Trackers

Quantified Self

Big Data

Personal Medical Records

Google Glass

Microsoft Health Vault

Nike Fuel Band

Oculus Rift

 

Path of Enlightenment

 

Health Apps

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality

Wearable Technology

 

Plateau of Productivity

 

Sleep Tracking

Fertility Tracking

Mental Health and CBT

 

 

Digital Health Hype Cycles - 2018, 2019

 

2018

https://www.healthcare.digital/single-post/2018/02/20/The-Digital-Health-Hype-Cycle-2018

2019 

https://www.healthcare.digital/single-post/2019/01/12/The-Digital-Health-Hype-Cycle-2019

 

 

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