These advances bring a great potential to modernize the delivery of health care:
- Virtual care –the use of electronic means to reduce or replace face-to-face interaction;
- Big data –the ability to artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze large volumes of different types of data
- Technological developments such as robotics, 3D printing, augmented reality, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things (connected devices) and health apps that run applications on smartphones.
The Canadian Medical Association assigned Ipsos to assess the state of Canada’s public opinion regarding these questions.