The past two years have left an indelible mark on the world, as well as on the health care industry. And as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wear on, the health care industry has found itself in an unprecedented state of flux. Long-standing assumptions about utilization, demand, consumer preference, and the regulatory landscape have all been challenged. As a result, today’s health care leaders face many strategic decisions that will have enduring and far-reaching implications for the future of this industry, even after the acute phase of the crisis has waned.
As pivotal as the past two years have been, we believe the coming year will determine the future trajectory of this industry. What will the future of the virtual care landscape—and the broader home-based care market—look like? Will Covid-19 be a turning point for risk-based payment and, if so, in which direction? Will the health care industry rise to the challenge of addressing persistent disparities in health outcomes?
This briefing examines which structural shifts are most important, how those shifts might play out, what steps leaders can take to inflect the direction and pace of change, and how the Covid-19 crisis has shifted the dynamics of power and influence across the industry.
Download the PDF below to learn the top 16 insights about the state of the health care industry today.