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Compiled by Cari Kraft, Jacobs Management Group, Inc.

$220M

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The Ice Bucket Challenge has brought in more than $220 million globally for the fight against ALS.

Ice Bucket Challenge funding has enabled the ALS Association to fund efforts to advance new critical scientific alliances to find new treatments.

Source: ALS Association, Impact of the Ice Bucket Challenge, April 2015

6MILLION

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Coverage growing significantly among 19-34 year olds.

Since July 2013 about six million young adults between age 19 and 34 gained healthcare coverage in the U.S., the largest increase of any age group.

Source: PwC Health Research Institute, Top Health Industry Issues of 2015, December 2014

47.5M

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45.7 million smart wearable medical devices are expected to be shipped in 2015.

The most recent forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly shows that Wearable Device Tracker vendors will ship a total of 45.7 million units in 2015, up 133.4% from the 19.6 million units shipped in 2014.

Source: International Data Corporation, Worldwide Wearable Device Tracker, March 2015

576,000

Half of a million Americans spend more than $50,000 annually on medicines.

An estimated 576,000 Americans spent more than mediam household income on prescription medications in 2015. This population of patients grew an astounding 63% from 2014. The population of patients with costs of $100,00 or more nearly tripled during the same time period to nearly 140,000 people.

Source : Express Scripts, “Super Spending: U.S. Trends in High-Cost Medication Use”, May 2015

$267 BILLION

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$267 billion spent on health and wellness.

U.S. spending on healthcare remains high. HRI has calculated that Americans spend more than $267 billion a year on health and wellness.

Source: PwC Health Research Institute, Top Health Industry Issues of 2015, December 2014

$50K

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The sickest 1% account for 20% of U.S. healthcare spending.

There is a very, very small percentage of people that cost our health system a lot of money …. the sickest 1 percent of patients generates 20 percent of U.S. healthcare spending.”

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review, “Top 10 trends shaping the health industry in 2015”, January 2015


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