By: Stephanie Santana
University of Phoenix
Health Care Industry
The health care industry is the fastest growing field. As the years go by, more and more discoveries will be made. This paper will discuss the changes from the past 10 years, what I believe will be the biggest change in the next 10 years, my role in the industry, adapting my skills to grow with the change, my perception towards the changes, technologies role, and financial and economical issues.
Changes Within the Last 10 Years
There have been many changes that have occurred within the last 10 years. People are living longer due to the development of new treatment options and testing. The H1N1 vaccination was discovered when a worldwide epidemic took place taking away many lives. The purpose of the changes is to ensure quality care for everyone and to build trust with consumers. Surgeries and treatment plans don’t require long waits like back in the days including “eye surgeries, like cataract surgery” (Stonewell, D., 2011). Today patients living with HIV aren’t considered as patients with a death sentence any longer. The drugs that are available keep those infected with HIV healthy and living a long normal life.
Changes Within the Next 10 Years
The biggest change that will occur in health care within the next 10 years I believe will be a cure to terminal diseases such as cancer and HIV. Along with that, I believe that health care costs will be lowered due to changes in the health care industry. Breaking news recently is that a cure for HIV has almost been discovered. Now there is a drug available that can be taken before having sexual intercourse with a partner that will prevent contracting the HIV infection. There has also been a breakthrough in curing cancer with injecting patients with the rotavirus. Health care costs may be lowered because the industry is looking for ways to improve quality care along with the costs to be beneficial... [continues]
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