The digital trends observed in healthcare this year, from AI to wearable devices to telehealth, supported the systematic shift to value-based healthcare.
Throughout 2019, the transformation of diagnostic technology has been centered around machine learning, maximizing patient value, and the needs of those with chronic ailments and diseases. As technology advances, so does the ability to diagnose and treat, whether in the ICU or over the phone.
In a 2016 survey of leading hospitals, 82% reported having an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). However, this number will grow much larger after the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule goes into effect in Spring 2020.
AMR has been identified as a major threat by the World Health Organization due to the lack of new antibiotics in the development pipeline and infections caused by multi-drug resistant pathogens becoming untreatable.