The last few years have seen major changes for many stakeholders in the health care industry. A  new report from Optum details how health care leaders have responded to these challenges. Pulling data from 153 leaders, the report asked executives to evaluate where the industry has made progress in recent years and where it still needs to improve.

A majority of leaders surveyed (76%) said their company has evolved when it comes to infrastructure innovation and modernization, for example, simplifying administrative overhead. Meanwhile, 65% said care delivery innovation improved in the last year, including implementing more virtual health and in-home care. Similarly, 59% of those surveyed said steps such as creating new partnerships had helped create improvement when it comes to health ecosystem innovation. 

The generation of new partnerships was particularly important last year in helping reduce supply chain disruptions and other shortages faced by health care companies, the report found.

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