The healthcare industry remains to be dynamic. On one side, it regularly faces many challenges such as: growing population, new pandemics, regulatory changes, increasing costs, shortage of resources (clinicians, medications, systems etc.). Such factors are penting-up the “supply gap” with unmet needs.
On the other side, technological advancements such as digital healthcare, analytics, artificial intelligence are offering new insights. These insights are pushing established healthcare/pharma groups, healthcare enthusiasts and investors to think about leveraging the untapped potential. Some of their trending discussions include: providing care in the most secluded regions, possible breakthroughs in drug discovery courtesy of big data, exploring acquisition opportunities in healthcare, greenfield projects, investments in health-tech and search for the right regional/international operating partners to fill this newly discovered “demand gap”.
With these two sides to the same coin, it is crucial that these gaps are bridged optimally, with an integrated and better connected “Healthcare Ecosystem”.