Powerful trends are at work — all around the world — forcing changes in how health care will be conceived and delivered in the decades ahead.
The editors of HBR have compiled a list of 12 megatrends that will dramatically change how we must think about the issue and some of the largely unrecognized consequences.
Megatrend 1: Innovation and demand soar in emerging economies
Megatrend 2: Personalized medicine and technological advances
Megatrend 3: Aging populations overwhelm the system
Megatrend 4: Rising costs
Megatrend 5: Global pandemics
Megatrend 6: Environmental challenges
Megatrend 7: Evidence-based medicine
Megatrend 8: Non-MDs providing care
Megatrend 9: Payers’ influence over treatment decisions
Megatrend 10: The growing role of philanthropy
Megatrend 11: Prevention is the next big business opportunity
Megatrend 12: Medical tourism