Special Promotion: "$50.00 discount for the Bridge Programs for students who sign up for the class by January 25th"

ANNOUNCING: OPEN House and FULL Ride Scholarships


Challenges to Healthcare in the 21st Century

American healthcare in the 21st century is among the best in the world. There have been amazing strides made in diagnosing, preventing and therapeutic services within the past 100 years. Diseases that would have been a death sentence a few years ago can easily be cured and prevented today. Life expectancy has also increased from 47 to 77 in 25 years.

However, all Americans are not able to get this level of care. Millions of people are unable to afford healthcare. Many people have insurance but are unable to get access to adequate care. The biggest challenge is improving the quality and availability of care while reducing the escalating costs.

One way that this challenge can be met, is through managed care. Managed care involves using tools and techniques in order to improve the quality and reduce costs. It is not used by most private health benefits programs. However, the majority of critics believe this strategy has failed at its goal of keeping the costs down.

One of the major requirements of healthcare in the 21st century is electronic health records. There has been a lot of progress made, but there is still many gaps in coverage. When this system is adopted by more people, it will increase efficiency. It will also improve the quality and reduce costs.

Tax-free health savings accounts or HSA can allow people to have access to more affordable healthcare. It is estimated nearly half of companies were offering HSA plans in 2012. These plans allow people to have more control over their healthcare decisions.

Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, which are linked to causes that are preventable, is one of the challenges to healthcare in the 21st century. It’s the largest threat to the health of the majority of people in America. It is estimated that 75 percent of healthcare costs are spent on those conditions.

Bad diet, smoking and a lack of exercise are some of the major factors that contribute to these diseases. Obesity rates have tripled within the past 25 years. Setting up the Federal Fund Prevention And Public Health, a part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act has been one step in the right direction. Public health interventions, such as encouraging positive behavior changes, has been shown to dramatically increase the impact of expanding coverage for health insurance.

Healthcare in the 21st century has several contrasts. On the one hand is the world’s best quality care, and on the other are soaring costs, inequalities in care, soaring cost and the increasing number of people without health insurance. There have been a number of things put in place to enhance quality, increase access, and restrain costs. Hopefully, some of these will work.

Success will bring a system that benefits the population and makes the country proud!

30 Responses so far.

  1. Bruce says:

    The consumerization of healthcare is one of the challenges I see in the future. Driven by the change in insurance, consumers are being more active in their healthcare decisions. Employers are shifting more healthcare cost onto consumers. New exchanges are more prone to require higher deductibles. Thus, patients are now willing to shop around for healthcare or even choose not to receive care if it is too expensive. As a result, overall hospital usage is down.

  2. Shane says:

    Forecasting the future of health care and health policy is an imperfect science. Among the predictions made in the mid-1980s were that there would be a physician surplus, a growing number of elderly people, an increase in the number of people in managed care plans, restructured health benefits, new technologies, more for-profit health care delivery, rising health care costs, and a restrained federal government role. All of these issues-with the exception of a physician surplus, which is still being debated-turned out to have an impact on health policy.

  3. Donna says:

    The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but contrary to this article, there is a report and prior editions which consistently show the U.S. underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance. Among the 11 nations studied in this reportAustralia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United Statesthe U.S. ranks last, as it did in the 2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004 editions.

  4. Herbert says:

    This industry track is open for any business who would like to learn about the forces shaping the evolution of healthcare, and to understand what opportunities exist for their business in this exciting market. Healthcare systems today have to address a host of different challenges posed by medical and scientific advancement. For companies active in healthcare this is a highly volatile and rapidly changing environment to operate in, but only few have started thinking proactively about what the future might look like.

  5. g than says:

    I know this website presents quality depending articles or reviews
    and other stuff, is there any other web page which gives these information in quality?

  6. make g says:

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

    Your web site provided us with valuable info to work
    on. You’ve done an impressive job and our entire community
    will be thankful to you.

  7. g out says:

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my website thus i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use
    some of your ideas!!

  8. My partner and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I should check things out.
    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking at your web page again.

  9. tinyurl.com says:

    It is appropriate time to make some plans
    for the future and it is time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest
    you few interesting things or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read even more things about it!

  10. Thankfulness to my father who shared with me on the topic
    of this blog, this webpage is really amazing.

  11. You have made some good points there. I checked on the web to learn more
    about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  12. These are truly impressive ideas in on the topic of blogging.
    You have touched some pleasant things here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  13. Hi there! This post could not be written much better! Looking through this
    article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this.

    I’ll forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.

    Thank you for sharing!

  14. Aceite Vape says:

    I’m the business owner of JustCBD Store brand (justcbdstore.com) and I’m presently aiming to grow my wholesale side of business. I am hoping someone at targetdomain is able to provide some guidance . I considered that the most ideal way to do this would be to reach out to vape companies and cbd retail stores. I was hoping if anybody at all could recommend a reliable website where I can purchase Vape Shop Leads I am currently considering creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. Not sure which one would be the most ideal choice and would appreciate any guidance on this. Or would it be much simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Ideas?

  15. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or
    something. I think that you could do with a few
    pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog.

    A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  16. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How lengthy have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The total look of your website is fantastic,
    let alone the content!

  17. skyscanner says:

    What i don’t understood is in reality how you’re no longer really a lot more well-appreciated than you
    might be now. You’re very intelligent. You understand thus
    significantly in relation to this matter, produced me for my part imagine it from so many various angles.

    Its like men and women aren’t interested except it’s one
    thing to do with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs great.

    Always care for it up!

  18. It’s nearly impossible to find experienced people on this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  19. Bomme Studio says:

    The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not fail me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read through, however I truly believed you would probably have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you could fix if you weren’t too busy seeking attention.

  20. Hi there! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how to make
    your site mobile friendly? My web site looks weird when browsing from my
    iphone. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct this
    problem. If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Appreciate it! adreamoftrains website hosting

  21. After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a way you can remove me from that service? Kudos!

  22. Ar Salaan says:

    This site certainly has all of the information and facts I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  23. like it says:

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thanks, However I am encountering troubles with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I can’t join it. Is there anyone else having similar RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  24. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be helpful to read content from other authors and practice something from their web sites.

  25. DJ techno says:

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the website is really good.

  26. Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post. Many thanks for supplying this info.

  27. What’s up to all, how is all, I think every one is getting
    more from this website, and your views are nice in favor of
    new users.

  28. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment.

    I do think that you ought to publish more on this subject,
    it may not be a taboo matter but generally people don’t talk about such subjects.

    To the next! Kind regards!!

  29. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a
    daily basis. It will always be useful to read through articles from other writers and practice
    something from other websites.

  30. Appreciating the hard work you put into your
    website and detailed information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog
    every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed
    information. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m
    adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.