Health Care is Coming Home

October 28, 2010

In the New England Journal Journal of Medicine this week, a perspective article by a Cleveland Clinic physician, promotes the future of home care. Dr. Landers notes five major forces driving healthcare to the home.
1. Aging of the population
2. Epidemics of chronic disease
3. Technological advances
4. Health care consumerism
5. Escalating health care costs

In the conclusion of the article, he notes this as a long term trend perhaps taking decades. My view as a technology optimist, is that the combination of these forces will result in a faster pace of change with high tech home care being an integral part of the medical home.

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