Technology has been tested and proven effective in many advanced and innovative industries, and is now extending and applying its benefits to more regulated industries such as healthcare. According to Mary Meekers Internet Trends 2017 report, healthcare is at a digital inflection point. She recognized and attributed this change in part to the increase of data collection from fitness trackers and health apps as well as the increase of hospitals sharing healthcare data with patients.As part of the report, consumers who were surveyed revealed which of the major tech companies they trust most with their private healthcare data. The results, showcased in the above graphic, is very telling of how consumers are becoming increasingly receptive to their data being shared and leveraged by these companies. By embracing the integration of technology, the healthcare industry has access to data that can be analyzed and leveraged for many opportunities ahead.

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