- Unprecedented cost increases and loss of benefits. The politicization of healthcare has made consumers acutely aware of their increasing costs. Costs of both coverage and direct expenses are going up at a faster rate than consumers’ ability to pay. Employers are shifting their increased costs to employees through premium sharing, deductibles and co-insurance. As consumers are being pushed to be conscientious purchasers, they will also need and want direct access to their healthcare information.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Market to Reach $33 Billion by 2025 - Key Players are Cerner, Allscripts, McKesson, MEDITECH, Epic Systems Corporation & NextGen Healthcare - Research and Markets
A combination of wearable devices and mHealth apps may help patients engage with their chronic disease management needs.