miércoles, 5 de julio de 2017

GILEAD: HIV The long view/A healthier Futuro starts Today


Five Trends Driving Healthcare For The Next 20 Years (Más)

The findings and recommendations in this report were developed in response to five key healthcare trends, identified by an independent research organization, that are poised to transform U.S. healthcare over the next 20 years [see report methodology]. These trends are shaping where and how people deliver and receive health information and healthcare. We explored them through the lens of not only the overall healthcare landscape, but also in the context of long-term HIV prevention and care. 

The trending topics include: 

  1. _Access to affordable, high-quality medical care – With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, our nation’s health system – and Americans’ access to it – is undergoing major changes, many still in their infancy. The full effects will continue to play out over the next two decades, including efforts to improve value of care, not just volume of care. And through all of this, our health system is under escalating cost burdens.
  2. _Preventive medicine technology – Lightning-fast advances in technology are creating new ways to connect individuals to healthcare. Beyond wearable devices and other health-tracking tools that support healthy habits and decision-making, technology has massive potential to connect patients in rural or remote locations to top specialists. 
  3. _Chronic disease and related health challenges – The large and aging baby boomer population is bringing with it increasing rates of age-related chronic conditions, including heart and kidney disease, diabetes and obesity, among others .
  4. _Personalized medicine – Scientific advances, including Big Data, are now allowing better and more targeted collection and sharing of medical information. These are paving the way for more precise and individualized treatments. 
  5. _Tackling and eradicating infectious diseases – Outbreaks of new, and sometimes old, infectious diseases continue (e.g., Ebola, Zika), garnering intense media attention and stretching health resources for education, treatments and vaccine developments. At the same time, there's well-placed hope that the spread of some infectious diseases can be largely eliminated through vaccination and other types of prevention.
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