2023 Predictions with Healthcare NOW Radio Hosts

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

To celebrate the New Year I talked to some of my fellow show hosts to get their take on what to expect in the coming year in healthcare. In alphabetical order, I was joined by:

Matt Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher), General Counsel at Carium and Host of Healthcare de Jure

Tom Foley (@foleytom), Chief Growth Officer at GenieMD and host of The Virtual Shift

Beth Friedman (@HealthITPR), Senior Partner at FINN Partners, and host of FINN Voices

Fred Goldstein (@fsgoldstein), President Accountable Health, LLC, host of PopHealth Week

Daniel J. Marino (@DjmarinoHD), Managing Partner, Lumina Health Partners and host of Value Based Care Insights

Roberta Mullin (@mssoftware), Station Manager and Producer at Healthcare NOW Radio

Jim Tate (@jimtate), President, EMR Advocate, Inc., host of The Tate Chronicles

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My guests offer some great insights into upcoming innovations and changes in our healthcare system and what you should be looking out for. Some of the things to listen out for:

  • The Looming Start-up Crash courtesy of the rising interest rates and higher capital costs
  • Expanding Pharmacy services including newer provision of direct patient care
  • Remote Patient Monitoring and innovation and more care in the home
  • A belief the government will move at lightening speed and the new HIPAA regulation will be expedited
  • Fast track Telehealth bills to continue pandemic era regulations easing Telehealth adoption
  • TEFCA will start to get real traction
  • A host of EHR vendors throwing in the Towel
  • Population Health gaining ground and delivering on the Value-Based Care Promise
  • Machine Learning and Automated Intelligence (AI) will deliver real wins
  • Rethinking drug pricing in the face of high-cost therapies and perhaps the waning of PBMs
  • Increasing focus on home, wearables, and lifestyle
  • Consolidation pressures will abound
  • More EHR integration thanks to improved interoperability
  • Increase in Smart contracting and automation for approvals between payers and the clinicians

I see more home health technology and home monitoring that will bring real medical home capabilities with a special focus on passive monitoring capabilities. I am also a fan of AI, but in my reading of it, more automating intelligently with narrow implementations that will remove friction for patients, staff, and processes. My final prediction is more of a hope but is tied to the pharmaceutical pricing and the PBM black box exposed to appropriately increased scrutiny allowing for real solutions to the drug price problem in the US.

Listen in to hear our take on the coming year, the highlights of what to expect and where we think you will see significant changes.

My thanks to all my co-hosts for joining me on the show – wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.