Friday at Five – List of 5 Top Lists

Here at HealthIT Answers we love a good list. For this week’s Friday at Five we scoured the internet for five good healthcare focused lists from 2021 and for 2022. From best hospitals to influential healthcare leaders, to industry trends and innovations, to the biggest mergers and acquisitions, we have a little something for everyone.

Some of the biggest healthcare mergers and acquisitions of 2021

According to Vator News (@vatortv), after a hot 2020 in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, 2021 came out of the gate swinging, with over 30 new deals being announced in just the first two months of the year. It never let up either, growing every quarter, according to data from Rock Health: in fact, Q3 2021, with 79 deals, was the largest quarter to date and August, which saw 33 deals, was the biggest digital health M&A month ever. Some of the biggest deals include deals from Microsoft, Humana, Optum, Intermountain, Oracle, and One Medical.

U.S. News Releases 2021-22 Best Hospitals Rankings

U.S. News & World Report (@usnews) released the 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. In the latest edition, seven new Procedures and Conditions ratings have been added, diversifying the portfolio to 17 services in all. The new ratings – covering Heart Attack, Stroke, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Kidney Failure, Hip Fracture and Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion) – emphasize the importance of targeted research and care that provides patients and their doctors with data-driven decision support.

Healthcare’s Most Wired: National Trends 2021

The COVID-19 virus has tried the healthcare system in innumerable ways. Despite these challenges, healthcare employees, organizations and vendors have fought back and continue to fight against this global pandemic. CHIME’s (@CIOCHIME) HealthCare’s Most Wired research strives to evolve and push technology standards to better support healthcare organizations, thereby improving care delivery and enhancing the patient experience—during and beyond the pandemic. Throughout this report, findings and trends are generally parallel for acute and ambulatory care organizations, while LTPAC organizations tend to have lower adoption or have reached a less-advanced technology state compared to their acute and ambulatory care counterparts. Unless otherwise specified, data shown is focused on acute care.

Top 10 influential healthcare leaders 2021

COVID-19 has remained a top healthcare priority for 2021, therefore many of the most influential people in the sector this year have been dedicating their efforts to fighting the pandemic. Healthcare Global Magazine (@HealthcareDig) also wants to highlight the efforts of those devoted to tackling inequalities, reforming healthcare systems, and finding new ways to improve the lives of patients. Here is their top 10 list of the most influential people in healthcare for 2021.

Top 10 Healthcare Industry Trends & Innovations in 2021

Are you curious about which trends & startups will soon impact your business? StartUs Insights (@StartUsInsights) explores their in-depth industry research on 3.622 healthcare startups & scaleups and get data-driven insights into technology-based solutions in their Healthcare Innovation Map!