The future of healthcare

Centralization, Digitalization and Disease Prevention

May 2019


At Atrium we are always curious to know what the future holds for us and for you. Earlier this year we interviewed a group of professionals who live and lead in the realm of healthcare. Here, Søren-Ulrik Fangholm, Director at Atrium, shares three insights that give you a better understanding of what the future of healthcare holds:


Centralization, digitalization and disease prevention

“Centralization, digitalization and disease prevention are three central corner stones in future healthcare.


More centralization is, among other things, driven by a general rise in life expectancy that will lead to a larger older population with more and different healthcare needs than we have known so far. These demographic changes have a direct impact on costs, and therefore we will experience a more centralized decision-making process with an increased focus on spending and cost management in public healthcare.


Centralization and increased focus on disease prevention will also follow from the ongoing development of new and highly specialized hospitals that are expected to be more efficient with fewer beds and an extended focus on outpatient treatment. This will give the general practitioners responsibility of more and increasingly complicated treatments.


Finally, there seems to be a general acceptance of the importance – and impact - of the knowledge we extract from data. Growth in in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) and Real World Data (RWD), will open new doors for approval of drugs, individualized treatments and disease prevention.


All this shows that we live in an extremely interesting time with major changes going on. We are dedicated to provide you with knowledge that enables you to be a part of and work in this  future scenario,” says Søren-Ulrik.


Søren-Ulrik Fangholm, Director at Atrium