Purpose of review
Healthcare has already been impacted by the fourth industrial revolution exemplified by tip of spear technology, such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Yet, there is much to be accomplished as systems remain suboptimal, and full interoperability of digital records is not realized. Given the footprint of technology in healthcare, the field of clinical immunology will certainly see improvements related to these tools.
Biomedical informatics spans the gamut of technology in biomedicine. Within this distinct field, advances are being made, which allow for engineering of systems to automate disease detection, create computable phenotypes and improve record portability. Within clinical immunology, technologies are emerging along these lines and are expected to continue.
This review highlights advancements in digital health including learning health systems, electronic phenotyping, artificial intelligence and use of registries. Technological advancements for improving diagnosis and care of patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases is also highlighted.