Global Healthcare Issues
Globalization is becoming a major force for change in American healthcare from both an opportunistic and competitive standpoint. Some global healthcare trends include:
- Advances in technology, telecare, and telemedicine coupled with the advent of digitalization of medical information is allowing healthcare organizations and providers to move certain services to virtually any location around the world.
- The opening of our borders, the availability of the World Wide Web and the growth of outsourcing are fostering global healthcare issues as a consideration for leaders of healthcare organizations—as well as, reexamining the value of providing global healthcare services on a virtual basis.
- And, the overall cost of care coupled with our national debt are preciptating a reassessment of how, when and where – not why – care is delivered…