The pandemic wave has disrupted the health sector and has left a lingering mark on the industry’s workforce, infrastructure, and supply chain. Exposing the stark health and social inequities that exist in the space, COVID-19 is also accelerating change across the ecosystem and forcing public and private health systems to adapt and innovate in a short period.
A number of foundational shifts are arising from and being exacerbated by COVID-19’s spread. Examples include consumers’ increasing involvement in health care decision-making, the rapid adoption of virtual health and other digital innovations, the push for interoperable data and data analytics use, and unprecedented public-private collaborations in vaccine and therapeutics development. Amid these dynamics, governments, health care providers, payers, and other stakeholders around the globe are being challenged to quickly pivot, adapt, and innovate. How stakeholders analyze, understand, and respond to these issues will shape their ability to navigate from recovering to thriving in the post-pandemic “new normal” and advance their journey along the path to the Future of Health.
Healthcare organizations around the world are struggling to solve long-present challenges of affordability, access, quality, and efficiency. However, existing care models can impede their efforts to adapt and evolve for the future. Care model innovation can help deliver a more effective and satisfying patient and clinician experience and bend the cost curve.
These factors have accelerated moves to value-based care and led some providers to inquire about partnering or acquiring insurance assets as the pandemic exposed the risk of relying on fee-for-service models. At the same time, consumers are likely to seek continued access to telehealth, made widely available as an alternative to in-person care.
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