Today, hospitals face different challenges than they did in the 2010s. In the 2010s, health systems, specifically more progressive organizations, continued to achieve larger scale through growth and consolidation, made possible by foundational investments in healthcare IT, data capture and analytics. As we approached the end of the last decade, there was a large shift in focus toward value-based care. Subsequently, some hospitals adapted and made significant investments in new models, continuing to grow capabilities in data and analytics-driven healthcare delivery and shifting care toward non-acute settings. 

COVID-19 and continued growth

Additional catalysts for change

The pandemic influenced nearly every aspect of care delivery. The struggle to recruit and retain staff, unreliable access to critical medical-surgical products because of supply chain issues, and infection control challenges in hospitals themselves all raised questions around quality, access and cost of care. 

On top of that, hospitals now face challenges as they navigate the uncertainties of today’s inflationary environment, the potential of an economic downturn and continued global supply chain issues. The rapid pace of change within the healthcare system has been influenced by these economic conditions and pressures, forcing hospitals and health systems to become more agile, collaborative and resilient.  

APAC Hospital Priorities 2022: Strategic Implications for Healthcare Providers
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Financial, strategic and digital priorities are evolving for hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more in L.E.K.'s Asia-Pacific 2022 Hospital Priorities Survey.

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