The dynamics of healthcare are such that the industry will continue to be fluid, with evolution and change continuing for the next several years. Beyond healthcare policy, change will be driven by multiple factors. These factors range from value–based care to technology and data to the demographics of the people accessing care. The macro trends identified will impact the industry as a whole, but have downstream implications and opportunities for the clinical laboratory. The role of the laboratory is evolving relative to patient care as well as how it supports the goals and initiatives of its hospital or healthcare system. This shifting role requires laboratories to think differently and quickly respond to the changes in their environment. Considerations for the laboratory include how to better utilize the data they generate, the expanding role of precision medicine, and addressing how millennials want to consume healthcare and diagnostic testing.
This webinar will outline the six trends that will change healthcare in the next 5 years. These trends were identified as a result of a multi-faceted study conducted by Huron Consulting Group and have several downstream implications to the clinical laboratory. By recognizing the opportunities that exist for the laboratory in response to these trends, the laboratory will be well positioned to create value within their system.