Perhaps more than any other sector of our economy, health care is undergoing rapid and significant change, which creates opportunity for business owners and health care investments.
There’s a constant stream of information regarding new regulations, trends and changing demographics, and savvy investors are watching for opportunities. The four biggest trends in health care are:
- The expansion of health insurance coverage driven by the Affordable Care Act.
- Our aging population.
- Increasing adoption of information technology.
- The continued search for cost reduction and efficiencies.
As a result, investors are keenly interested in health care IT, outsourced hospital services, staffing and specialty managed care services. Businesses that operate in these niches are in demand and selling for historically high valuations.
Source: www.bizjournals.com; Greg Anderson; April 8, 2013.