If you work in the healthcare field, you’re probably aware that trends and developments in the industry are changing at a faster rate than ever before. Healthcare professionals who are committed to learning about ongoing changes and developments in the industry typically achieve the greatest long-term success. Looking ahead to 2023, here are three of the top healthcare trends to expect moving forward:
Growth of virtual healthcare.
As telemedicine has become increasingly mainstream in practices and facilities across the country, virtual healthcare will continue to increase in prevalence within all areas of medicine. Virtual healthcare has been proven to have many benefits, including reduced employer costs, greater ease, convenience, and efficiency, and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Recent health consumer studies by Accenture have shown that as many as 62 percent of healthcare consumers prefer virtual healthcare options and that 57 percent of consumers would opt for remote care to manage ongoing health issues. As telehealth technologies continue to improve, virtual care is expected to continue dominating the field.
Rise in artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications have made a dramatic impact on many industries in recent years, and healthcare is no exception. With AI technologies evolving at a rapid rate, they will continue to impact how healthcare systems and facilities track and treat patients’ symptoms and conditions, analyze industry trends, and predict patient care outcomes. Artificial intelligence will also continue to impact the effectiveness of medical technologies, such as imaging solutions and robotics.
Emphasis on personalized healthcare.
Along with new technologies continues to come the demand for personalized healthcare. Patients are increasingly looking for a more personalized patient care experience in which their treatment plans and course of care is individualized for their specific needs. Physicians will continue taking a comprehensive overview of patients’ conditions in an effort to improve the trajectory of care and decrease costs.
Understanding how the trends above will impact your practice or facility is essential for keeping your organization on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry. Most importantly, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to deliver the most effective and efficient care to your patients in the years to come.
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