The current state of healthcare is, unfortunately, not that different than it was 30 years ago. Despite technology evolution and government intervention, many of the challenges healthcare faced in the 1990s – cost, quality, and access – remain today.
In the areas of quality and access, healthcare has moved the needle forward with advancements such as EMRs, CRMs, the Affordable Care Act, and telehealth. Reducing healthcare costs, however, is a hurdle that’s only getting more difficult to overcome.
In fact, National Health Expenditure grew 5.8 percent to $3.2 trillion in 2015, or $9,990 per person. These expenditures are expected to grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent per year between 2017 – 2025.
In order to combat the growing cost of services, healthcare providers need to take an active role in promoting proactive healthcare. With targeted communication and improved engagement, physicians can put patients back in the driver’s seat and help them take control of health outcomes.
Let’s take an in-depth look at how proactive health can help healthcare combat rising costs and improve patient engagement: More