To fully address this question, the analysis may consider the following guiding topics:

 What role is played by government?


 Consider the economic impact across the ecosystem of healthcare and the overall US



 Identify and analyze current trends in healthcare, including information technology,


biotechnology, smart phones, health informatics, and other relevant technologies in the

context of the overall US healthcare system.

 Address the impact of various stakeholders and influencers.


 How do education, workforce availability, and human capital issues affect healthcare?


• Identify key factors driving or limiting the further growth of healthcare.