A seismic shift will reshape the health care landscape away from acute care and toward chronic care. By 2020, it is estimated that half the U.S. population will be suffering from a chronic diseases, like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. A new generation of technology -enhanced drugs and equipment will monitor and manage the care of these patients, changing the face of health care.
Professor Mahender Singh, research director of the MIT Supply Chain 2020 project, says our current health care system is not designed for the profoundly altered demand patterns that are expected and supply chains will have to be reinvented. In a recent webinar. Singh described the new health care reality and explored how every link of the industry's supply chain will be impacted.