Aslan Brooke, MCS, Director of Technology at Zynx Health, discusses the importance of technology solutions in reducing the escalating cost of healthcare in his feature article Taming Spending and Improving Quality With Healthcare Technology. An excerpt of the article appears below…
A special communication by Papanicolas et al. recently published in JAMA finds that the U.S. continues to lead other high-income countries in terms of healthcare spending. The authors also stated that, as compared with the 10 other high-income nations included in the study, the U.S. has:
- The lowest life expectancy (78.8 years)
- The highest percentage of overweight or obese adults (70.1 percent)
- The highest infant mortality rate (5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births)
The report, which was based on an analysis of data from 2013 to 2016, also calculated that the utilization rate for medical care in the U.S. is similar to the other countries, but U.S. spending is approximately twice as much, primarily due to higher costs for labor, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare administration…
Click here to read the complete article, published at Physician’s Weekly.