On the healthcare provider side, we will see cloud-based platforms for collecting, managing and analyzing clinical and consumer data from a wide range of sources, including devices. Having digital identity and access management capabilities built into these platforms to provide security, privacy, and personalization is essential because the services they provide will connect highly sensitive data to many recipients.
On the patient side, individuals will interact with these platforms online through a wide variety of applications, mobile devices, health wearables and even clinical devices in hospital settings. A heart patient could connect a blood pressure device or heart rate monitor to stream or upload readings. A diabetic would connect their blood glucose monitor and insulin pumps. Over time, these platforms will be able to create personal experiences by utilizing your genomics, your DNA, your profile, your wishes, your goals and your illnesses. But without a notion of persistent digital identity across each device and app circumstance, personalization is impossible.