Top 4 Healthcare Trends in 2023 to Watch For

If you’ve come this far, chances are you’re interested in going further. Many medical professionals begin journeys on our campus and dive into work as medical assistants, phlebotomists, or coding and billing specialists. Once they’ve completed our programs, they begin considering their next career moves. If you fall into this camp, you must stay abreast of healthcare trends and how they impact your career.

Medicine is an ever-evolving field that requires a great deal of adaptability. As a medical assistant, you will likely always be in demand. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t familiarize yourself with changes and trends that may impact your day-to-day life. Below are four trends that we believe will impact the medical field this year. For more, get in touch with our campus here in Gardena today.

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1. A Major Focus on Employees is on the Horizon

The Great Resignation is still ongoing, and the likeliest employees to voluntarily resign are those in the hospitality, healthcare, and education sectors. This could be a sign of good news for those just entering these fields. Not only does this mean that positions are opening up, but it also means that you can reap the benefits of increased attention on your health and vitality during 2023.

According to research projections, employer-sponsored wellness programs are on the rise and will continue to rise. Moreover, they will likely yield a 47% average return on investment (ROI) to employers this year. This means that for every dollar an employer spends on workforce health, they get back $1.47 in financial benefits. This increased support is good news for you and means you can enjoy a more comfortable life as you dive into the medical field.

2. The Telehealth Trend Will Continue

Telemedicine and virtual visits became increasingly available during the early days of the pandemic. As the health crisis increased, more people needed to consult with their doctors, so telehealth boomed to facilitate the need while keeping everyone safe. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), 14% of physicians were available for virtual visits in 2016 compared to 80% in 2022.

This trend is likely to continue as new technology has been developed to help doctors monitor the status of their patients electronically. Moreover, the convenience of being able to reach your physician without having to travel can’t be overstated. As a medical assistant, this could mean that you will need to coordinate virtual visits and interact with people via telehealth at an increased rate.

3. Greater Organization is Coming

One of the major problems in the healthcare industry thus far has been a lack of cohesion. Patients often have to recite their medical history as well as their medication list during intake from memory. This can be a problem because memory is faulty. Moreover, tracking a patient’s information can be time-consuming and burdensome.

There has been a recent increase in the number of apps and other technologies that can make tracking a person’s medical history easier. You can expect this trend to continue well into 2023 and beyond. Greater cohesion means less effort will be required on your part to ensure that a patient’s medical claims are accurate and complete.

4. Artificial Intelligence Will Play a Bigger Role

What was once believed to be purely science fiction will likely become a reality in 2023 and the years ahead as AI builds a greater standing in the healthcare industry. Currently, scientists are perfecting automated appointment scheduling, targeted diagnostics systems, and wearable technology.

These trends will make the patient experience more comfortable and allow greater patient health monitoring. For instance, wearable technology can give doctors real-time data on the patient’s heart rate, exercise level, dietary habits, and more. As someone entering the medical field, this can provide greater insight into the patient’s health.

Healthcare is Poised to Soar in 2023

Given these and other trends, it’s never been a better time to join the healthcare industry. If you’re interested in getting started, we can help. At Montes HealthCare College, we provide affordable programs that will give you the education you need to start your medical career. Get in touch and learn about our offers by scheduling a campus tour. To connect with our office, dial (310) 436-7000 or click HERE.

Along with campus tours, we also offer students the opportunity to experience a real class before committing to a tuition payment schedule. Get in touch and attend one of our class sessions to see if our programs are right for you. No payment is necessary; simply contact us to request a pre-enrollment class audit.


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