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2021 Healthcare Industry Outlook
John Sparta is the Vice President of Healthcare in the Americas region for DLL’s Healthcare Global Business Unit. He is responsible for a portfolio of more than $2 billion as well as annual retail and wholesale new business volume over $1 billion.
COVID-19 has swiftly increased the adoption rate for transformative technologies and opened new areas of opportunity for 2021. John Sparta of DLL discusses how the healthcare industry must embrace flexibility and leverage innovation to ensure a strong future. The healthcare industry is, arguably, one of the most heavily impacted industries by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pre-pandemic, it was expected that transformative technologies like artificial intelligence, at-home diagnostics and virtual care would continue to gain traction through 2020 and beyond.
While wheels were already in motion in these areas, last year’s unexpected events swiftly increased the rate of adoption for these technologies and opened new areas of opportunity for 2021.
Impact of COVID-19 When it came to equipment, there was a rapid pivot in the demand for certain assets. Early in the pandemic, some hospitals scrambled to accommodate the influx of patients.
There was a shortage of beds, ventilators, ambulances, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more. For certain geographies, […]