2019 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 2018 regarding healthcare and technology and the trend for change doesn’t look like it will slow down any time soon. Wondering what 2019 has in store? Take a look at some of these predictions made by a various companies, analysts and research firms.

Day 11: Our Experts are Piping Up About Next Year
From HITECH Answers – ICYMI – On Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts we ask some industry experts what they say is in the pipeline for health IT in 2019. Will you be following any of these pipers?

From Health Catalyst – Health Care Outlook for 2019
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

During the 2018 mid-term elections, candidates faced off making big claims that they would be the ones to fix healthcare. Now that they are back to work, what can we anticipate with a new Congress? Will we finally see improvements or gridlock? Join Bobbi Brown, MBA and Stephen Grossbart, PhD as they tackle these questions along with a 2018 lookback of what went right and 2019 predictions of the most important trends that will impact our daily work. Register today!

Amazon Gets into Health Insurance — and More 2019 Health-Tech Predictions from Top Experts
From CNBC – The health-technology industry is wrapping up a marquee year. Start-ups in the space got record levels of funding from venture capitalists, and the second half of the year featured some notable acquisitions, including ResMed’s $225 million purchase of Propeller Health this month. Large technology companies such as Apple and Amazon explored opportunities to get their products into the medical sector, and they made some important hires along those lines. In response, traditional health-care companies, including pharmaceutical makers and health plans, forged their own partnerships with tech developers to help them modernize their offerings and improve the consumer experience.That’s all in the rearview mirror now. What’s likely to happen in the year ahead?

Our Radio Hosts Share What They See on the 2019 Horizon
From HealthcareNOW Radio – We are not immune to getting caught up in predictions. They may not all come true but it does put perspective on what others think are important in the healthcare and health IT industries. Our radio hosts are always looking forward and talking to those on the forefront. So who better to ask what they will be looking for in 2019.

Here are the Health Care Stocks to Watch in 2019
From CNBC – Watch as Sara James, senior health care analyst at Piper Jaffray, tells “Squawk on the Street” what companies she’s watching in 2019.

2019 Predictions: From Big Data to Small Data, Patient data as Research Data, and More
From HealthData Answers – As 2018 witnessed unexpected mergers and partnerships, robust digital health innovations and continued policy shifts in the healthcare sector, we think 2019 will bring about significant changes in health IT infrastructure with patient data at the center of it all.

Keep Your Crystal Ball – Un-predictions for 2019
From Great Lakes Health Connect – Read Volume 1Volume 2 – There is much uncertainty about what the future will bring for the health information technology industry. Doug Dietzman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Health Connect, an experienced professional and thought leader in the field, shares his thoughts on the current and future state of healthcare delivery and technology.

The Crystal Ball: 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2019
From Forbes – As the year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking about what’s in store for healthcare in 2019. I offer ten predictions below: sincere ones, hopeful ones and a few final thoughts submitted with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek.

4 Healthcare Predictions for 2019
From Athena Health – As 2018 draws to a close, athenaInsight asked three healthcare leaders to share their predictions for the coming year. They all agreed on one thing: 2019 will be a year of strategic thinking to make technology work harder, smarter, and better. Innovation and strategy will unite to pave the way for organizational efficiency and stronger patient engagement.

10 Health Care Predictions for 2019 From a Pair of Venture Gurus
From Fortune – It is soothsaying time again. Our annual plunge into the choppy waters of predicting the future, amid increasing economic and political uncertainty. Ever gluttons for punishment, we are ready to make 10 new predictions for 2019. But first, we should look back on how we did predicting what happened in 2018…

Top 8 Healthcare Predictions for 2019
From Forbes – We have been writing the predictions for healthcare every year now for the past 10 years. We also review back how we did each year and each year we are getting to be more accurate. The 2018 predictions that were released in December 2017 were almost 98% accurate and each one of them panned out during the course of the year. What can you look forward to in healthcare in 2019? The debate expects to get hotter between AI vs. Physicians, Consumer vs. Clinical, Human empathy vs. Machine Intelligence as many new players enter the ecosystem.

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