Change Is Coming In Health Care, If Not Yet At The Speeds Of Other Consumer Industries
The advent of COVID-19 and its effects on care delivery have meant that short-term priorities for health care systems have switched temporarily to public health emergency mode. But the longer-term need to restructure delivery around outcomes and federated data management for patients is here to stay, says Royal Philips’ Jeroen Tas.
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