From new tech, to better therapy, to resolution on vaping, what will dominate discussion in US medicine this decade?
Amit Phull, MD
With the decade having ended just a week ago, early January is the perfect time to take inventory and think about what lies ahead in the 2020s. With big tech, regulators, insurance companies, pharma and major healthcare systems all jockeying for position ahead of next year’s elections—and patients taking greater interest in how the healthcare system impacts them financially—2020 is poised to be a time of innovation, turbulence and major shifts in how we take care of people who are sick.
As a humble doctor, who also happens to work in the digital health world, my sense is that the pace of change is accelerating in ways that we haven’t seen before. With this in mind, here are my predictions for what’s coming our way:
These trends, and more, hold a lot of promise for the medical world. The industry has made huge strides in the past few years. There are still big challenges to overcome, but the future is bright for healthcare providers and patients alike.
Amit Phull, MD is the Medical Director and VP of Strategy & Insights and Doximity. The presented analysis reflects his views, not necessarily those of the publication. Health care professionals and researchers interested in responding to this piece or similarly contributing to HCPLive® can reach the editorial staff by submitting a request here.