At the University of Illinois, Dr. John Rogers and his team are making advancements to NFC tech for health. This includes the development of a flexible NFC skin patch that can be used to collect and transmit data to mobile devices where near field communication is enabled. As for its applications, the patch will be of use for sharing bio-medical data with ease.
Unlike a wearable device that you're aware is on your body, the patch is designed with "stretchable coils and thinned NFC chips on thin, low modulus… to allow seamless, conformal contact with the skin."
As for what this means for the future of healthcare, wearing these patches on a daily basis could make it easier for patients and professionals to spot unusual data that can be put towards detection and prevention of ailments.