Social Innovation in Healthcare

How Smarter Health Technology is Improving Quality of Care
There’s no doubt that increasing costs, coupled with an ageing population, are putting unprecedented pressure on health care systems across the world.
According to Frost & Sullivan’s Social Innovation in Healthcare report, the number of people aged 65 or older is projected to grow from an estimated 524 million in 2010 to nearly 1.5 billion in 2050; meanwhile total health and long term care is set to double to nearly 14pc of GDP among OECD countries. Among the BRIC countries, which are starting from a much lower base of around 2.5pc, that figure is expected to rise to around 10pc of GDP.
There’s a lot that can be done as we move towards new technologies, which will improve the health status of patients

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