The global enterprise of human health has changed rapidly and radically over the past 25 years. Diverse forces are altering the landscape - economics, changing demographics, and technological breakthroughs shift the interests of the stakeholders responsible for keeping us healthy: patients, physicians, payers, policy makers, and innovators.
Our global health economy is growing faster than the gross domestic product. The question is: is this all leading to better health? The roles of health care providers are evolving to address the changing needs and perceptions of our society. For many reasons, the goal of physician training and practice is transforming from treating illness to managing health in order to meet the challenges of the world ahead.