Technology solutions are expected to play a role in solving healthcare conundrums.
“This shift to value can be felt in the quest to use emerging technologies—from artificial intelligence to blockchain to virtual reality—to find efficiencies for consumers and business operations,” the recently released report from PwC states.
PwC’s Health Research Institute commissioned an online survey of 1,750 US adults and dozens of interviews with health industry leaders. Here are the trends it foresees for the year ahead.
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IT implications: PwC suggests that health systems should “scenario plan for what they plan to do if, as expected, consumers face higher premium increases and if that will translate to gains or losses of insured consumers. This could add new challenges and complexity for revenue-cycle management systems.