January 31, 2019
Fifty-four percent of consumers are willing to try an FDA-approved app or digital tool for the treatment of a medical condition, according to a new report out of PricewaterhouseCoopers compiling survey data and other health trend information from the past year.
“The arrival of digital therapeutics — an emerging health discipline that uses technology to augment or even replace active drugs in...
March 6, 2018
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now—but whether or not it is going live up to what some are calling the new healthcare reform is still up for discussion. Mayo Clinic Chief Information officer Christopher Ross and Pricewaterhousecoopers Managing Director James Golden, tackled questions about the future of AI at HIMSS18.
“In some ways [AI] could not be more hyped than it is. There is...
January 25, 2017
Some of the biggest unsung challenges inherent in disrupting an industry are infrastructure and ecosystem challenges. Lynda Chin, The University of Texas System’s associate vice chancellor for health transformation and chief innovation officer for health affairs, is tackling these problems head on.
"If one were to look back at the last decade, since the beginning of when these digital and...
May 12, 2016
PricewaterhouseCooper’s latest report looks at consumer attitudes and behaviors around wearables, and they’ve discovered one group that’s significantly more likely to own wearables: parents.
Forty-nine percent of parents with a child at home own multiple wearable devices, compared to just 24 percent of non-parents. Furthermore, 20 percent of parents sought out a wearable device for health-...
December 10, 2015
Smartphone-connected device use, focus on behavioral health, and better databases for health information analysis, are within the top 10 trends in healthcare for 2016, according to PwC's annual Health Research Institute report. HRI also released results from a survey of 1,000 US consumers.
"In 2016, millions of American consumers will have their first video consults, be prescribed their first...
November 19, 2015
Services from telemedicine to retail clinics to concierge care services are disrupting primary care, and primary care practices need to adapt to stay relevant, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI). HRI interviewed 25 executives from industry, trade associations and academia and surveyed 1,500 clinicians and 1,000 consumers for the report.
June 9, 2015
In the past 10 years, healthcare reforms and new technology have managed to slow the growth of healthcare spending in the United States, but not to halt it or reverse the trend, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI). And much of that comes from cost-sharing measures that put more responsibility on employees to pay their own way. HRI's 2016 Behind...
January 15, 2015
"Do-it-yourself healthcare", including mobile apps and consumer medical devices, is set to be the top healthcare trend of 2015, according to research and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC announced its top 10 predicted healthcare trends of 2015 in a webinar promoting their new report, and their top three are mobile health-related trends, with mobile and digital playing a role in several...
December 4, 2014
PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI) published a report on top trends for the health industry in 2015, which was based on findings from a survey of 1,000 consumers in the US and additional interviews with healthcare executives.
“With consumers leading the way, bearing more costs and making more decisions, change is erupting throughout the health industry,” Kelly Barnes, PwC's...
November 20, 2014
Half of physicians and extenders said virtual visits could replace more than 10 percent of in-office patient visits, thus giving them more time during the workday, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 1,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs.
Still, only 15 percent of clinicians said they currently offer telehealth services to patients with chronic conditions and just 28 percent...