So much has been written recently about the “Democratization of Healthcare” that it merits a deeper investigation. Is this just a trendy buzzword or is it really a phenomenon? Dr. Eric Topol highlighted the trend in his recent book, “The Patient Will See You Now.” In the book, he provides detailed evidence for a knowledge-driven shift of power from doctors to patients facilitated by emerging technologies. Dr.
The healthcare industry continues to struggle with rising costs, access constraints and the burden of an aging population where 49% of Americans suffer from one or more chronic conditions. 2016 will see more innovations aimed at addressing these monumental issues. Some of the most exciting trends are helping speed the migration of the U.S.
There’s so much happening in healthcare right now, it’s hard for me to narrow the important things to pay most attention to in 2016. Here are the top 5 changes in healthcare on my radar to track this year: