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How Has Healthcare Changed in the Last 10 Years?

careerglider achieve new heights HOW DIGITAL HEALTHCARE IS CHANGING THE WAY WE GET WELL WHAT IS DIGITAL HEALTH? The current state of US Healthcare is characterized by a staggering cost to the American public. Digital Health initiatives seek to address this problem head on by applying modern technologies-specifically the web and mobile-to healthcare operations. WHY IS THE COST OF HEALTHCARE SO HIGH? HEALTHCARE COST GAP (per capita) According to Forbes, there's currently a "healthcare cost gap" – the difference between the $7,800 per capita the U.S. Vs. spends on healthcare versus the $3,300 spent by countries with equally $7,800 $3,300 effective healthcare systems. What the U.S. Spends on Healthcare Other Countries Note: Study was done in 2012 ACCOUNTING FOR THOSE DIFFERENCES: 19% 11% High prices for medical services in the U.S. Over-utilization of advanced medical services In 2013, $12.6 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in the U.S., up 15% from the previous year. According to a 2012 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an ambulance ride could cost as much as $2,000 per transport for Medicare beneficiaries "Lifestyle Diseases" OBESITY SMOKING DIABETES Accounted for Smoking alone drives up the cost of national healthcare Diabetes increases it by 40% another premature deaths in the country 7% 5% LARGELY PREVENTABLE, LIFESTYLE DISEASES ACCOUNT FOR 42% OF THE $2.8 TRILLION U.S. HEALTHCARE BILL OR $1.17 TRILLION HOW IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL HEALTH AFFECTING THIS? THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY Makes it easier for Results in more Streamlines patient access by seeing the doctor remotely. organization, with patient files store electronically. patients to quit overeating and smoking by implementing monitoring systems. As smart technology permeates the industry, digital health is changing the way healthcare professionals approach their careers. 39% 85% 50% of physicians use a smartphone professionally. of physicians have used a tablet in a of physicians communicate with patients online through email, messaging, or video chat caring capacity According to the New York Times, this will decrease the cost of the healthcare system by 23%, leading to more affordable and better care. WHAT ARE SOME CAREERS IN DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY? Now that digital health has become the norm, many healthcare professionals can do their jobs without even entering a medical facility. TELEHEALTH RNs Telehealth RNs work from home and have direct client contact via video chat and monitor a patient's heath through remote systems. Coordinating with doctors, patients, and their families, Telehealth RNS bring an unprecedented level of organization to the hospital. ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS PROFESSIONAL takes EHR templates from health care software companies and customizes them to fit specific clinical needs. As of 2012, more than 72% of hospitals in the U.S. were in the process of transitioning to an EHR system, making professionals with this specific skill set high in demand. DIGITAL HEALTHCARE ANALYSTS analyze data across multiple markets and data sets and are able to draw conclusions that are relevant to pharmaceutical brand marketers. These professionals have an acute understanding of healthcare trends in the U.S., especially as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry. SOURCES:

How Has Healthcare Changed in the Last 10 Years?

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Heathcare has changed dramatically over the last ten years, primarily due to emerging technologies and the digitization of the patient experience. Doctors in Copenhagen are now able to perform surgery...


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