For the first time in history, healthcare spending has started to flatten out, growing less than 4% annually.
There was a time when biology, chemistry, and a little bit of physics led to dramatic changes in healthcare and healthcare delivery. Legions of physicians, scientists, and other clinical professionals worked over many decades to “move the needle” on combating the diseases that afflict humanity. Lately, however, it appears that this group is not the driving force in effecting change in healthcare delivery. Instead, business and government have done more to “move the needle” in changing healthcare delivery. [read more]