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[METAVERSE ME] Healthcare execs expect positive impact from metaverse

IT company Accenture recently released its Digital Health Technology Vision 2022, which shows, among much else, that 81% of healthcare executives expect the metaverse to have a positive impact on the healthcare industry.

According to the new report, titled “Meet Me in the Metaverse: How the continuum of technology and experience is reshaping healthcare,” the “metaverse continuum” is a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds, realities and business models that will transform nearly every aspect of life and business in the next decade and beyond. To help healthcare organizations design, execute and accelerate their metaverse journeys, the company recently announced the launch of the Accenture Metaverse Continuum business group, which combines metaverse-skilled professionals with capabilities in customer experience, digital commerce, extended reality, blockchain, digital twins, artificial intelligence, and computer vision. 

The 54-page report is peppered with data, trends, tips and action teps, much of which could be applicable to senior living and life plan communities. Notably, 87% of health care execs surveyed believe continuous advances in technology “are becoming more reliable than economic, political or social trends in informing their organization’s long-term strategy.” 

The report expands on four key trends that will inform the future of digital health, according to Accenture: WebMe, or “Putting the Me in Metaverse”; Programmable World, or “Our planet, Personalized”; The Unreal, or “Making Synthetic, Authentic”; and Computing the Impossible, or “New Machines, New Possibilities.” Well worth a thoughtful read. Also coming up, a feature on the metaverse and health in ICAA’s Journal on Active Aging.

For the full report, a slide presentation and infographic, click here


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