Healthcare is continuously evolving — from the growing abundance of data and adoption of new technologies to the ever-changing landscape of regulatory approvals. As a result, it is crucial to be aware of the latest industry trends to stay ahead of the competition and improve the delivery of care to patients. Here are three of the top healthcare trends that could significantly impact the healthcare industry in 2023.
1. More personalized and accessible healthcare and patient communication
Today’s patients are becoming better-informed and more engaged consumers of healthcare services. This means that they are also bringing higher expectations for personalized, value-added, and high-touch healthcare services and communications. Patients are also realizing more than ever that prevention is key to better health outcomes. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare, people will be looking for care that is more tailored based on factors such as age, genetics, risk factors, and background.
As patients are becoming increasingly engaged in their own and their family’s health, they will look beyond traditional, office visit-based medical services to better and more prevention-focused services and information. A greater focus will also be placed on personalized and inclusive digital content and frictionless access to care to drive better health outcomes and navigate their health journeys. The growing importance of personalized care includes the concept of precision medicine, in which a person’s genetic information is used to predict how effective a specific drug will be or whether they are likely to suffer from side effects.
2. A greater focus on preventive healthcare
Preventive care is transforming the way that individuals manage their health. Engaging in proactive ways to stay healthy before something becomes a problem enables lower healthcare costs and better clinical outcomes. Preventive care will continue to transform in 2023 and beyond through virtual consultations, wearables, at-home test kits, and more.
These tools will allow people to prevent chronic disease and gain insight into their personal health trends to identify preventive risk factors early. This information can also be easily shared with providers and doctors for more comprehensive health analysis. This greater focus on preventive healthcare will help health systems quickly respond to a patient’s needs while improving communication between patients and providers.
3. Big data and analytics to support disease prevention
Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms will continue to be some of the biggest trends in the healthcare industry due to the growing need to reduce healthcare costs and offer enhanced patient care services. Artificial intelligence has the potential to significantly impact the healthcare industry, from improving patient care with data-driven clinical decision-making to streamlining workflows and so much more.
An increase in computing power and data storage ability means that we have an abundance of data that can be analyzed and interpreted to provide meaningful medical insights that have never been accessible before. Such analytics can offer opportunities for chronic disease prevention and long-term treatment plans. This data can enable better-informed healthcare decisions, reduce medical costs, and improve health outcomes.
How LetsGetChecked can help you stay on top of industry trends
Healthcare is shifting towards a more integrated system of health and well-being, with a greater focus on prevention and personalized care. While it can be challenging for healthcare providers and organizations to meet patients' changing expectations, LetsGetChecked’s patient-centric approach to technology and care can help. Our platform and comprehensive service offering can help ensure that each individual’s healthcare journey is easy to navigate, accessible, personalized, and empowering.