As modern medicine and technology evolve, we’re constantly adopting new approaches to healthcare. In 2019, cybersecurity, telehealth and wearable health monitors topped the list of emerging industry trends.
What can patients expect in 2020? A recent study from the National Business Group on Health previewed the top healthcare trends to keep an eye out for this year:
- Overall, there will be a continued commitment to quality care.
- As the stigma around mental health continues to dissipate, employers will start providing employees with the support they need. In fact, 48 percent of employers surveyed said they aim to offer mental health issues training.
- Virtual healthcare solutions will grow exponentially. Patient care through apps and video technology will become increasingly popular at various levels of the healthcare system, from sleep management to prenatal care.
- Rx Prices will continue to rise as more high-cost procedures and medicines hit the market in 2020.
Nearly 80 percent of Americans believe the cost of prescription drugs is “unreasonable” and should require more government regulation, underscoring the importance of strategies to keep costs down.
Paramount Rx is working to help ease the burden of rising prescription costs, with programs like Community Cares Rx that could help you save an average of 50 percent on your prescriptions. Online tools are also available to help you find the best possible price on your medications. Print out a free prescription discount card at www.communitycaresrx.com. A digital version of the card is also available via text or email.
For more details on Community Cares Rx and other programs that provide cost savings on prescription medications, please visit www.paramountrx.com.