The technology horizon: Preliminary review on technologies impacting the future health and social care workforce
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The technology horizon: Preliminary review on technologies impacting the future health and social care workforce

This paper considers five types of technology:

  1. therapeutic – technologies used in the treatment of disease and injury, including pharmacological, surgical and psychological therapies
  2. diagnostic – technologies for identifying diseases and other conditions
  3. enabling – technologies that mitigate the impact of disease or disability
  4. preventive – technologies that reduce the risk or severity of illness and injury
  5. organisational – technologies supporting alternative health and social care delivery configurations and organisational design.

This report has been prepared in conjunction with the University of Manchester, a partner of the CfWI horizon scanning programme. It is based on simple interpretation and extrapolation of trends, and does not intend to predict the future.

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