Transformation in Global healthcare
is at an important turning point. The combination of several major trends, including powerful macro forces and the impact of digital transformation, is bringing both opportunities and renewed pressures to increase the value patients and customers receive from their health services. As a backdrop to the present challenges, we live in a markedly different society today than that of pre-COVID-19.
These forces are driving the healthcare sector to transform at speed and achieve greater efficiency, while also putting the patient front and center. By making the patient a true partner in their treatment plans, combined with advances in personalized medicine, health service providers can achieve better outcomes for individuals.
- The political forces that push governments to guarantee and improve healthcare services. As the costs of healthcare rise, citizens expect leaders to take decisive action to maximize the efficiency of health services and optimize the use of available resources
- Social forces regarding an aging population, the shortage of health professionals, changing consumer expectations and the emergence of a digitally native generation
- Economic forces relating to budget containment across government and health services, the rise of the private health sector and the need for greater efficiency across care services
- Technological forces that facilitate management of enormous volumes of data and offer ever-more accurate insights.