Health Care Trends And Innovations
Like any other industry, the healthcare industry is in a constant evolution process,
innovating and adapting to changes in society as time goes by. Another reason why
there’s always a certain level of evolution in healthcare is the occurrence of historic
events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, that has caused tremendous advancements
in urgent care, viral infection management, and vaccine development. In this context,
we think it would be informative to look at the latest healthcare trends and innovations
in Canada and around the world.
Healthcare Industry Trends You Need To Know
Healthcare trends are influenced by the economy, culture, society, and demographics.
For instance, apart from the pandemic, the other important factor that is contributing to
the current healthcare trends here in Canada is the increasingly diverse aging
population in the country.
These are some of the current healthcare trends:
• More investment in long-term care – According to projections, by the year 2035 (when
baby boomers are between 71 to 89 years old) there will be nearly 238,000 people in
Ontario in need of long-term care, which is a considerable increase compared to the
98,000 seniors that receive long-term care today. Additionally, it looks like seniors in
these facilities will be older, more medically complex, and more likely to suffer from
cognitive illnesses than ever before. These factors are the reason why the current trend
in the long-term care sector is to increase their scope and capacity to adapt to the
growing need for their services.
• Higher demand for senior care at home and in community-based settings –
According to the existing data on baby boomers, this generation is more likely to prefer
independent living and aging in place than previous generations. As a result, senior care
that allows them to maintain greater autonomy, such as home care and community-
based care, is projected to be in higher demand in the near future.
• Development in remote primary c