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Aging boomers may be fueling employment growth in most health care sectors

by Patricia Buckley, Managing Director for Economics, Deloitte Services LP

While employment within the health care sector has grown dramatically over the past 16 years, the composition of the workforce has undergone surprisingly few changes. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people working in the health care space expanded by more than 40 percent, while the overall private sector grew less than 10 percent.1 Given the aging population,

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Innovation isn’t just for Millennials: Understanding the next wave of Medicare enrollees

by Claire Cruse, Health Policy Manager, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

My first job out of college was not your average college graduate’s job, especially in the age of the Millennial takeover and the proliferation of technology startups. My first job was not at a startup, and didn’t have “open concept” workspaces or free coffee at each turn of the hallway. My first job was at a non-profit organization with 50 employees that served older adults in 12 counties of northeast Georgia.

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This is not your grandma’s post-acute care

by Natasha Elsner, Manager, Deloitte Services LP

According to many of our grandparents, most everything was better in the old days – lemonade tasted sweeter, the livin’ was easier, and in general it was a simpler time. But, when you think about the post-acute care (PAC) our grandmas may have had – where they spent several weeks at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) after surgery,

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Health systems are evolving and advancing their strategies to address social determinants of health

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

More than a decade ago, family physician Jeffrey Brenner, inspired by police department strategies to map crime data to identify “hot spots,” began to use ambulance records and emergency department (ED) data to predict and aim to address health care hot spots. Health care hot spots are areas where many people with complex problems frequently come to the ED.

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Riding the wave: Value-based care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

by Adam Bauer, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

I’m packing my shades and heading to Florida this week for a first-of-its-kind summit for executives of organizations that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or I/DD. It’s good timing. While charged to provide a diverse array of individualized services to people with lifelong conditions, I/DD providers, along with others in the industry, are being challenged by waves of regulatory change,

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