2018 Predictions in Healthcare

The New Year is a time to look back and reflect on the previous year and take into account all that has changed in the last 365 days. A lot happened in 2017 regarding healthcare and technology and the trend for change doesn’t look like it will slow down any time soon. Wondering what 2018 has in store? Take a look at some of these predictions made by a various companies, analysts and research firms.

CareCloud Predicts 2018 will be the “Year of the Patient”
CareCloud (@carecloud), the platform for high-growth medical practices, is revealing its top predictions for 2018, including modern mobile technology redefining how medical groups deliver patient experience alongside patient care. Medical practices have reached a tipping point as the industry accelerates its shift to value-based care and adapts to patient demands for a better consumer experience at the doctor’s office. CareCloud researchers tracking the intersection of technology with patient expectations believe that a rising tide of patient consumerism, combined with regulatory and financial trends, will make 2018 the year medical practices invest in modern mobile technology and hardware that strengthen practice-patient interactions.

Deloitte’s tech predictions for 2018: More AI, digital subscriptions, AR, and live events
Venture Beat (@venturebeat) reports that accounting and tech consultant Deloitte released its predictions for the technology industry in 2018, covering topics from the growth of augmented reality to the triumph of live programming on the Internet. The predictions are part of the company’s 17th annual Technology, Media, & Telecommunications report. Some of the predictions are for tech growth in 2018, while other predictions refer to growth in future years.

Better use of Data, Demonstrates Value of Pharmaceuticals, Opiod Concerns lead SCIO Health Analytics’ Predictions in 2018
The focus for healthcare in 2018 will be on fulfilling the promise of current technology advancements rather than breaking new ground, according to experts at SCIO Health Analytics (@SCIOanalytics) in predictions released recently. The company, which offers next-generation analytics that help healthcare payers, providers, and life sciences organizations improve outcomes, lower costs, and drive value, expects that organizations in these markets will look to reap strong returns on technology investments they have already made rather than breaking new ground in 2018.

These VCs nailed their 2017 health-care predictions. Here’s what they see for 2018.
CNBC reports Venrock partners Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts make an annual list of health care predictions. Last year, they got eight out of 10 right. Their short-list for 2018 includes the growth of AI and health M&A.

Back to the Crystal Ball: Our 2018 Healthcare IT Market Predictions
Chilmark Research (@chilmarkhitreports, as analysts, we come together with our propeller hats on to collectively look ahead at the key trends in the year to come in the healthcare sector. While there are any number of predictions one might make for this dynamic market, we will stick to what we know best: Healthcare IT and the broader issues that influence this sector.

4 predictions for health care IT 2018: steady as she goes
The CIO from IDG reports that in a year marked by extreme policy uncertainty, we saw steady progress in the growth of digital health and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. Structural shifts in the market will be the wildcard for 2018.

10 Predictions For A Global Healthcare Market Set To Cross The $1.85 Trillion Mark In 2018
According to Forbes, every year at Frost & Sullivan (@Frost_Sullivan), the Transformational Health team brainstorms top predictions for the New Year to come. Despite ongoing political uncertainties and rising cost pressures, the global healthcare industry will register a stable growth rate during 2018, and it will cross the $1.85 trillion mark in terms of manufactures’ revenues. Digital health investments crossed $6.5 billion in 2017, up 109% from the previous year. Furthermore, we expect this growth curve to continue in the next year as technologies and platform solutions that promote innovation around care quality, outcomes, and chronic disease management will continue to rise. High growth opportunities in emerging markets will change the paradigms of product development and geographic rollouts. Here are 10 predictions for global healthcare for 2018.

Digital Will Disrupt Siloed Healthcare Ecosystems in 2018
For those who have alarm fatigue from all the times disruption has been predicted for our industry, but never came to fruition, this time is different. All the drivers for change remain –cost, quality, regulatory — but unlike times past, the disruption is already underway, Forrester Research (@forrester) reports. This year’s predictions report details the looming digital disruption to the healthcare industry and how healthcare organizations must re-evaluate their investments.

IDC Health Insights: 10 health IT predictions for 2018
IDC Health Insights (@IDC), a firm that advises organizations on value-based healthcare and knowledge-based medicine, released its list of health IT predictions for 2018 in a report titled “Worldwide Health Industry 2018 Predictions.” Here are 10 trends IDC Insights say will take off next year.

2018 predictions for healthcare facility design
According to Building Design and Construction, from emergency departments to microhospitals, to the amenities in and locations of hospitals, the year ahead will see continued changes in how healthcare providers are designing and equipping their facilities. E4H Environments for Health Architecture, an architecture firm focused exclusively on healthcare, recently released seven predictions for healthcare facility design trends in 2018.