December 14, 2015.
According to PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI), 2016 will be a year of firsts for players within healthcare as the industry adapts to the main forces driving the New Health Economy: the rise of consumerism, the focus on value, downward pressure on costs, technological innovation and the impact of new entrants.
PwC's annual report, "Top Health Industry Issues for 2016," shows the top 10 forces expected to have the most impact on the industry in the coming year are spread across three key themes:
"After more than a decade of identifying the top health industry trends, we are finally starting to see the creation of a New Health Economy – a health system that is more connected, transparent and patient-centric," said Kelly Barnes, PwC's US health industries leader. For more on the PwC report,