We all know that there are problems in the current healthcare system. It’s expensive, and some people don’t have any access to the treatment that they need at all.
Changes in working practices and technology, however, are moving things in the right direction.
For starters, health professionals now recognize the importance of preventive care. It is much better to prevent a child from becoming obese than they treat the symptoms once they finally do.
Healthcare professionals are also working hard to improve the patient experience. Going to a clinic should, in the view of many, feel much more like a spa experience than it does today. Private companies that offer the best service to kids will enhance their brands and improve population health.
Technology will work wonders, too, especially on the patient experience front. Automated prescription reminders, medical apps, and even robotics could all be deployed to enhance care.
Right now, we’re also at the dawn of a new era of gene therapies. Today, the number of gene therapies available for patients to use in 2020 is 40, but that could rise much further with more than 250 gene therapy programs currently in clinical trials. Given that there are more than 7,000 rare genetic diseases children experience across the US, this new medical science will make a massive difference to their lives.
Do you want to know more about how healthcare is changing for the better? If so, take a look at the following informative infographic. It tells you everything you need to know about what to expect from your family healthcare provider in the future.
Infographic by USC