The Future of Healthcare in the Next Decade
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 8 months ago
Author: Dr. Otmar Kloiber
Major Challenges in Healthcare Transformation
A. Increasing commercialization: due to privatization or the inability of public owners to invest in hospitals, there is growing pressure to optimize hospitals for profit, rather than to serve the medical needs of its patients and the communities they are in. Certain reimbursement methods for hospital stays or treatments facilitate this trend.
B. Shifting in-patient care to out-patient care will bring hospitals in competition with specialized practices and polyclinics, especially with an ongoing concentration of hospitals (hospitals may no longer be locally available) and at the same time an increasing patient demand for on-time services.
C. Anti-Microbial Resistance, AMR.
D. Hospitals (and not only) will be confronted with more
violence (verbal and physical) and intrusion, especially cyber-attacks. The Future of Healthcare in the Next Decade (pdf 1.07MB)