Health Care Trends to Yield Profits, Regardless of Public Policy

The Harvard Business Review has identified three “immutable” trends that will transform US health care in the future, no matter what shape governmental public policies take. Demographics (an ageing population) and research (new tools and drugs) are two certainties. So is the third, technology. “Today, nearly nine in 10 physicians regularly employ Electronic Health Records (EHRs). . . . Beyond EHRs, digital health tools are becoming common in consumers lives.” From a business angle, the investment race to bet on winning companies is on. “From 2015 to 2016, investors poured more than $8 billion into funding these tools.” The digital tech market is expanding exponentially and soon enough, should develop those new companies that will find new profits.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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