Becker's Healthcare April 8, 2022
Georgina Gonzalez

Innovation, biological catastrophe and health technology are touted as some of the top trends that government and society should be prepared to respond to according to the Government Accountability Office.

The GAO is looking to the future in its latest report titled “Trends affecting government and society” that highlight the biggest trends that are of national concern that the watchdog agency can stand to prepare to respond to. Overall 12 trends are identified in the report, three of which are related to healthcare.¬†

1. Preparing for catastrophic biological incidents

While the COVID-19 pandemic revealed cracks in the nation’s public health strategy, the GAO warns that the U.S. is still underprepared for other biological incidents. These incidents are more likely to occur...

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Topics: GAO, Govt Agencies, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends
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