The CADTH Horizon Scanning Service identifies and monitors new and emerging health technologies with the potential to have a significant impact on health care in Canada. This List of 2021 Health Technology Trends to Watch focuses on those categories of medical devices, clinical interventions, or other health technologies that are, or may become, important or disruptive to Canadian health care or decision-making in the next few years.
This report presents an overview of an emerging health technology, a description of some of the published clinical studies, and a summary of some important considerations related to the potential implementation of technology. This report was not prepared using systematic review methods and did not involve critical appraisal or analysis of relevant study findings. This report is not intended to provide recommendations for or against the use of a particular technology.