DIY healthcare tops PwC’s HRI 10 issues for 2015

Pharmaceutical Executive

PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) announced its top 10 health industry issues for 2015.

PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) announced its top 10 health industry issues for 2015.

The HRI’s top three emphasizes the possibilities of mobile device technologies for do-it-yourself (DIY) healthcare and the potential privacy concerns that could arise.

The list also highlights high-cost patients and the need for innovations that reduce cost and improve outcomes (#’s four and five).

Rounding out the top 10: transparency initiatives targeting clinical trial data, the emerging portrait of the newly-insured, physician “extenders” in the first line of care, redefining health and well-being for the millennial generation and partnerships pushing healthcare companies toward new competitive strategies.

PwC compiles the top list via a survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers and interviews with health industry leaders, according to its press release.