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Silver Tsunami is coming to healthcare: Time to prepare

March 15, 2019 / Tom Sullivan

The Silver Tsunami is already rolling in and projections from the U.S. Census Bureau point to 2030 as a milestone year in which older people will actually outnumber children for the first time in history. Census Bureau data also estimates that one in every five Americans will be retirement age by that year. And beyond that, come 2035 some 78 million people will be over 65, while 76.7 million will be 18 or younger. That means it’s imperative for healthcare organizations, from solo practitioners to big practices, hospitals, health systems and insurance companies to start preparing now for what will inevitably be a transformative demographic shift. And that, in turn, is why HIMSS Media information brands Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, Healthcare Finance News and HIMSS TV are conducting a Focus on Aging & The Silver Tsunami in this package.