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Emerging Health Trends: A Look at Where Science Will Take Us (Collection) by Karl S. Drlica, David S. Perlin, Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Joyce A. Schoemaker, Greg Gibson, Anthony DePalma

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6. Healthcare under stress

with V. Michael Mavaddat1

The economic strength and vigor of the healthcare ecosystem will greatly affect the pace of innovation in medicine. In this chapter, we explore the promises and challenges of bioscience technologies in the broader context of the healthcare ecosystem. Our discussion is very selective, given the broad scope of healthcare globally. The aim is to examine major stress points in healthcare today and then identify criteria that will determine which biomedical innovations might find their way to the market, using specific case examples.

Members of the healthcare ecosystem focus on financing and delivering healthcare services, innovating new technologies and tools, and regulating different aspects of ...

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