The disruption of the healthcare industry is continuing at a frenetic pace. As reported in a World Economic Forum article, $44 billion was pumped into medical innovations in 2021. Experts expect this influx to continue, all with the hopes of bringing machine learning, artificial intelligence, telehealth, and other technological and digital advancements and processes to both medical professionals and the people they serve.
On the surface, this news is exciting and encouraging. Certainly, healthcare has been overdue for overhauls. Yet all this progress is tempered by the reality that not every provider can keep up with new technologies. And that’s starting to create a serious “have versus have not” divide.