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Healthcare Advances Essay

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Advances in medical care technology and diagnostic technology impacts patients, individual providers, healthcare organizations, and insurers in different ways. Patients benefit from medical and diagnostic technology because they have better cure rates from many illnesses due to better medical equipment and new innovative testing. Physicians and healthcare organizations that have access to new innovative technology and testing will benefit financially due to increased patient loads and demand for services. Many insurers will require pre-approval for new tests and require patients to pay out-of-pocket when receiving care. New technology is costly and increases demand for secondary insurances. Changes in the U.S. demographics such as adult population increases affect patients and society as a whole. “Community life creates the need to control the transmission of communicable diseases, mainta...

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