The theme of this year’s APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge is Population Health.
According to McKinsey & Company, healthcare is now the world’s largest industry — with a value and cost three times greater than the banking sector.* Faced with constant pressure to improve service standards and lower costs, medical professionals are increasingly shifting from a traditional service delivery model to one that focuses on improving health outcomes at the population level, often through programs delivered outside of traditional settings such as hospitals and clinics.
With limited resources at their disposal and an array of challenges due to social, economic and demographic forces, how can the healthcare industry apply the principles of population health to improve health outcomes and well-being? What role can IT play in this important industry transformation?
NOTE: The APEX Business-IT 2015 case will be related to the theme. As in prior years, the case itself will not be released until the beginning of the deliberation period.
* Source: http://www.mckinsey.com/client_service/healthcare_systems_and_services