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Challenges Facing Healthcare

  • Mental health crisis
  • Opioid crisis continues to spread
  • Electronic records security
  • Financial pressure
    • "In 2023, health systems will likely continue to face financial difficulties due to ongoing staffing problems, reduced patient volumes, and rising inflation".(
  • Staffing
    • A survey of 18,000 nurses indicated that  30% of survey participants are thinking about a career change, up 7 percentage points over 2021 (
  • Legislation such as the "No Surprise Act"
    • "Federal litigation concerning the No Surprises Act (NSA) is increasing uncertainty for payers and health care providers"
  • Drug pricing reform
    • "The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was passed into law on August 16, 2022 with wide bi-partisan support. The drug pricing reform section of the IRA represents a sweeping change with respect to how the Medicare program will pay for prescription drugs in the future" (, 2023).

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