Healthcare expenditures are expected to reach over $10 trillion worldwide by 2022. There are many issues and trends related to the healthcare field, including but not limited to:
1.) Cybersecurity and the protection of confidential patient and provider information. In the wake of viruses that effect computer mainframes in hospitals, cybersecurity is crucial.
2.) A growing number of elderly patients, and a populace that continues to live longer and suffer from less diseases. Housing and treating these patients will continue to be an issue in the coming years.
3.) Improving access to patients, especially as healthcare expands and the number of patients increase
4.) Optimizing healthcare systems
The link in the "Suggested Next Steps" area provides a comprehensive report that details the growing industry and some of the issues that surround it.
Omar recommends the following next steps: