The Affordable Care Act has triggered dramatic changes to the business model for healthcare providers and boosted innovation. The $2.9 trillion healthcare sector is shifting from a traditional fee-for-service model to a performance-based model that rewards better health outcomes and preventive care. At the same time, advancements in medical technology, research and care delivery are converging with cost-containment initiatives in an effort to improve patient care, create efficiencies and emphasize health education, awareness and prevention. This report covers:
- Medical technology developments in 3-D imaging, 3-D printing, remote monitoring, telemedicine, multimedia enhanced radiology reporting and robotics.
- How big data, an evolving healthcare workforce, value-based models and health consumerism are transforming healthcare delivery.
- Concerns about the continued high cost of healthcare and the quality of patient care — despite all the innovation.
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