Digitalization is inevitable in healthcare and welfare industry
Healthcare and welfare industry is facing multiple changes.
- Low birth rates combined with longer life spans means that increasingly large retired populations need to be cared for by a smaller workforce. This creates a need for huge improvement especially in the care of chronic diseases, as their prevalence increases with age.
- Wealth of online medical information and services available to patients changes the traditional relationship between patients and physicians. Patients expect to be able to participate in the care decisions – including where, when and how they receive care. Consumerism is a trend present everywhere in our society and not even public healthcare is immune to it.