Explore trends in healthcare business models and the shift toward the accountable care organization, which aims to improve both quality of care and patient outcomes. Learn how SAP Collaborative E-Care Management supports these objectives by enabling proactive collaboration between patient and care provider.
It is widely known that healthcare costs are consuming an increasing percentage of GDP across the globe. As a result, governments in countries worldwide are working to identify ways in which to reduce the healthcare burden on the social (or private) infrastructure. Aging populations,increasing percentages of the population with chronic illnesses, the high cost of hospitalization, duplication ofservices, and lack of community-based care coordination are all major contributors to skyrocketing healthcare costs.