Gartner Research

Healthcare Business Driver: Radical Cost Escalation

Published: 17 January 2018

ID: G00342012

Analyst(s): Stephen Davies , Mandi Bishop

Summary

Global healthcare and life science leaders face immense pressure from payers to contain the unsustainable costs of care fueled by chronic disease, aging populations, expensive drug therapies and complex unmet social needs. CIOs can use this research to develop proactive response strategies.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Global Cost of Healthcare Is Beyond the Breaking Point
    • Analyzing the Life Context of Healthcare Cost: Social Determinants of Health
    • Predicting Influence on an Individual's Health Choices: Behavioral Economics
    • Projecting Effect of Aging, Chronically Ill Populations: More Medications
  • Why Healthcare Cost Is a Perennial Business Driver
  • Implications
  • CIO Recommendations

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