2015 Health Care Industry Trends
PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network that collects and publishes industry research and insights across the globe. PWC recently released an article that discussed top trends that will effect the Health Care Industry in 2015. The top five trends on that list included:
- US physicians and consumers are ready to embrace the high-tech, personal medical kit. – 52% of US clinicians are comfortable with mobile apps and devices monitoring vital signs
- Mobile health apps are becoming a regular part of care – 86% of clinicians believe that mobile apps will become important to physicians for patient health management over the next 5 years.
- Privacy is paramount for patients but customers also want convenience – 73% of US consumers said data security was more important than convenience when dealing with doctor’s notes and diagnosis.
- The costliest 1% of all patients in the US consume 20% of the nation’s healthcare spending – Dual-eligible benefits have a 38% payment difference than non dual-eligible beneficiaries.
- Incorporating genomic information into treatment decisions remains a challenge – 53% of US consumers would not pay for genetic testing.