Healthcare is evolving rapidly. Advancements in technology, analytics, and medicine are moving full speed ahead, giving us essential insight into the future of healthcare. If you’re a smart healthcare employer, you understand the importance of staying updated on these trends your company needs to evolve to thrive.
With that in mind, here are 4 healthcare trends to look out for in 2023:
When clinicians can treat patients virtually, patients and companies save time and money. Experts predict that telemedicine will become even more common next year, spilling into fields like behavioral health and physical therapy. According to this report from Healthcare Dive, the costs of telehealth services could rise by 265% between 2020 and 2023.
2. Remote monitoring
For patients that take frequent trips to their doctor – usually because they’re recovering from surgery or dealing with a chronic condition – staying healthy can get tedious and costly. Remote monitoring offers a solution, allowing clinicians to track patients from the convenience of their office. That way, both patients and physicians save on time and costs by cutting out unnecessary in-person checkups.
3. Online patient engagement
People like the convenience of using the internet to directly interact with companies – which extends to healthcare. In 2023, you’ll see more healthcare companies developing patient portals where people can log in to view information like costs, prescriptions, test results, and upcoming appointments. Quick access to this info empowers patients and saves your staff the headache of fielding constant phone calls.
4. COVID’s continued impact
Unfortunately, COVID doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. The virus will keep spreading through unvaccinated populations, while vaccinated folks who put off getting boosted will be affected too. We’ll also keep seeing the effects of delayed care from when patients couldn’t schedule much-needed visits. Physicians will notice that patients that have postponed care are sicker than they otherwise would have been.
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