Cloud. Big Data. IoT. Wearables. Automation. Transformation. Disruption. AI. Whichever industry you work in, it’s hard to avoid today’s technology buzzwords. And that’s especially true in healthcare, with 3D bioprinting, nanomedicine, smart machines and a raft of other emerging technologies all gaining significant media airspace in recent months. The key is to look at new technology developments in terms of just one thing: what they offer in terms of value creation. Data on human health can now be collated to a level and scale that was never before possible, while innovations in machine learning and adaptive algorithms provide credible predictors for the risk of diseases. Nonetheless, challenges still remain. How can payers and providers work together toward shared patient analytics goals and how can improved communications between the two equal better patient engagement and service?