The pressures on healthcare are well documented. Rising demand is fuelled by changing demographics, unhealthy lifestyles (leading to a greater prevalence of chronic conditions) and rising public expectations.
These demands have led to significant economic pressures. Every health system in the developed world faces cost pressures, with the US looking at annual increases of 1.2% of GDP for the foreseeable future. In practice, healthcare will become unaffordable unless new ways of working can be found.
While change in healthcare takes place very slowly, it is recognized that the introduction of new technology will play a crucial role in keeping it affordable. In particular, technology can address many of the challenges raised by longer life expectancy and people living with chronic conditions. Visit PA’s Innovation Suite at HIMSS15 to see how we are addressing the transformation of healthcare through:
- incorporating the use of remote monitoring, telehealth, wearable technology
- encouraging a change in care delivery and management enabled by information technology
- improving population health management using better care coordination and patient engagement
- creating advanced predictive analytics using innovative technology.
To find out more about how PA's innovations are transforming the healthcare of the future, please contact us now.
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