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As organizations consider implementing new technologies or digital therapeutics within their standard of care, the most undeniable element is that it represents powerful change. The demand for digital clinical workspaces will intensify as the natural productivity and mobility benefits become more integrated into health care delivery strategies.
This is part one of a two week series of posts from CuriousHumans. The American healthcare system is, to put it mildly, complex. As health systems shift their focus from volume to value, a growing number of physician practices are consolidating and more individual physicians are joining health systems.
The cost of the opioid epidemic in the United States has climbed to an estimated $1 trillion since 2001, and costs related to the crisis are increasing at an accelerating rate, according to a study released by Altarum, a not-for-profit health research and consulting institute.
The annual cost of the opioid crisis increased from $29.1 billion in 2001 to an estimated $115 billion in 2017.
Recent advancements in consumer directed personal computing technology have led to the generation of biomedically-relevant data streams with potential health applications.
Digital health uses technology to deliver care and information to patients and providers that is more convenient, cost effective, and personalized. In 2018, both social and technological trends will drive the transformation of healthcare.