Top health industry issues of 2016

In 2016, millions or American consumers will have their first video consults; be prescribed their first health apps and use their smartphones as diagnostic tools for the first time. 2016 also will be the year that many Americans, faced with higher deductibles, manage medical expenses with new tools and services rolled out by their insurance companies, healthcare providers, banks and other new entrants.

This will be the year that, shift by shift, visit by visit, nurses doctors and other clinicians learn to work in new ways, incorporation insights gleaned from data analysis into their treatment plan.

PwC’s Health Research Institute’s annual Top health industry issues report highlights the forces that are expected to have the most impact on the industry in the coming year, with a glance back at key trends from the past decade.

2016 is the year of merger mania

Goldilocks comes to drug prices

Care in the palm of your hand

Cybersecurity concerns come to medical technology

The new money managers

Behavioral healthcare: no longer on the backburner

Care moves to the community

New databases improve patient care and health

Enter the biosimilars

The medical cost mystery

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