Cost Disease vs. Job Growth
It seems as though you cannot have your cake and eat it too without gaining weight!
The persistent growth of US health care costs has been accompanied (of course) by increasing jobs in the sector. Can healthcare introduce efficiencies which will allow outputs to grow without concurrent increases in labor inputs? This is at the crux of the need for a better value equation.
Can inefficient practices be made more “lean”? The tools exist in other sectors but healthcare has been particularly resistant. Will we see process improvement? We’re working with forward thinking clients, but the prognosis is guarded!