The Growth of the Ambulatory Care Market
Research from Huron shows that the growth of the ambulatory care market is ushering in a host of challenges for healthcare leaders, including technology, talent recruitment and retention, and a lack of strategic vision.
of executives indicate that ambulatory care is an area of focus for growth in the next three years.
of leaders have no ambulatory-specific strategy in place.
of leaders will invest in process standardization to change care delivery models to better meet patient expectations.
of leaders name data analytics (artificial intelligence and machine learning) as a business priority.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, patients demanded greater value and convenience in their healthcare experiences, resulting in a push for care outside the hospital. Amid the pandemic, measures to limit exposure to the coronavirus and the diversion of resources for pandemic response severely strained ambulatory operations and revenue. As leaders work to restore patient volume and recover their ambulatory operations, they have an opportunity to reposition for continued growth, especially as patients are more comfortable with telemedicine, virtual visits and acute care in the home.
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