Predictions for 2020

Looking to 2020 we have rounded up some experts to tell us what they are expecting.

Day 9: Nine Ladies of Health IT Look to 2020
It is day nine of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts and we rounded up these 9 ladies in health IT. The debate still continues if 2019 is the “Year of the Woman”. The fight continues for equal pay and equal access. The dialogue continues on #metoo and respect in the work place. But there is no denying these women are at the top of their game and we wanted to hear what they have to say about what we can expect in 2020. From digital health and telemedicine to interoperability and healthcare payments, here is what they are predicting about the new year.

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Lindsey Berke, public relations & social media specialist at Dimensional Insight
Twitter: @DI_tweet
5 Technologies That Will Shape Healthcare in 2020
Technology is ever-changing, and with every new decade it accelerates at a pace that is often difficult for us humans to keep up with. We now live in a world in which we rely heavily on technology on a daily basis, regardless of which field we belong to. However, few industries have been changed by technology as much, or as positively, as healthcare.

Although the healthcare industry has often lagged behind others when it comes to deploying advanced technology, new discoveries and improvements are always being made. The technology that we know today has opened countless doors and opportunities to improve our lives, and it’s almost impossible to imagine life without it now. With the current decade coming to an end, the further advancement of technology is heading our way. Here are five technologies that you should expect to see shape the future of healthcare in 2020.

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Clayton Calvert, consultant at netlogx
Twitter: @netlogxTeam
Cyber resiliency vs. cybersecurity
The sheer amount of data available today has developed an ever-evolving threat landscape. There is no such thing as complete security, so enterprises are adopting cyber resiliency in order to bounce back quickly from continuous security breaches. Resiliency also takes human factors into account, such as social engineering hacks and shadow IT, in addition to other risks across the organization. Security teams are becoming regular members of the c-suite table which highlights the fact that maintaining an enterprise’s ability to serve customers is a shared goal in every department from top to bottom.

“Passwordless” authentication (Touch ID, Face ID, Samsung Fingerprint, Microsoft Hello)
With passwordless authentication, IT reclaims its purpose of having complete visibility over identity and access management. Reuse and sharing are common issues in password-based authentication. Without passwords, there is nothing to phish, share, or reuse. The user is no longer a wild card in an organization’s access scheme. It is this crucial element that gives passwordless solutions their security advantage. As an added benefit, GDPR prefers that companies use passwordless authentication to eliminate the storing and securing of passwords exchanged over the network. While consumers have used this technology for a number of years in Apple and Samsung products, companies are beginning to do so as well. Sixty percent of large enterprises and nearly all of midsize organizations will use passwordless authentication by 2020.


Reenita Das, Contributor, Forbes
Twitter: @Forbes
Top 8 Predictions That Will Disrupt Healthcare in 2020
Every year, our team of futurists, analysts, and consultants at Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Healthcare Group comes together to brainstorm and predict the themes, technologies, and global forces that will define the next 12 to 18 months for the healthcare industry. We also retrospect how we did each year, and each year we are becoming more accurate in the predictions we make. For the 2019 predictions that were released in November 2018, six out of eight predictions realized as anticipated, while the two remaining predictions have not panned out exactly the way we thought.

The new vision for healthcare for 2020 and beyond will not just focus on access, quality, and affordability but also on predictive, preventive, and outcome-based care models promoting social and financial inclusion. As we are on the verge of entering a new decade of change globally, 2020 will be a reality check for long-pending national healthcare policies and regulatory reforms that must reinvigorate future strategies. China will continue to catch up to the US on some important health metrics as it strives to become the “world’s best and cheapest health system.” The top 8 predictions for 2020 are as follows:

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Andrew Steger, Web Editor, HealthTech Magazine
Twitter: @HealthTechMag
3 Ways Electronic Health Records Will Continue to Improve in 2020
Technological advancements in healthcare show promise in helping to enhance care delivery and alleviate burnout tied to EHRs.

Electronic health records are not just a speculated source of physician burnout. They’re a direct cause for about 13 percent of providers, according to University of New Mexico researchers who recently examined the effects of EHR implementation and use.

The issue runs even deeper, says Dr. Philip Kroth, a professor at UNM’s School of Medicine. Researchers also discovered about 40 percent of all clinical stress is closely tied to clinical culture and its processes — things heavily influenced by EHRs.

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Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts, Fortune
Twitter: @FortuneMagazine
Health Care Investors Predict 10 Ways the Industry Will Change in 2020
As we near the end of 2019, it is time for us to look ahead and share what we believe 2020 has in store for the health care ecosystem. But first, let’s look back and assess how we did with our 2019 predictions.

Overall, we got about half correct (five or six out of 10 depending on whether you count Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s attempt to consolidate with Cambia). What we got right was growth of Accountable Care Organizations, more digital health consolidation, dialysis disrupted, dramatic growth in telemedicine, and breakthroughs in DNA sequencing platforms.

We were wrong about electronic health records (EHRs)—both about any meaningful improvement in the UI and that the government would break the ice on interoperability.


Joel Barthelemy, Founder, Chief Executive and Operating Officer, GlobalMed
Twitter: @GlobalMed_USA

2019: Telemedicine’s Year in Review
We’ve had an action-packed year in telemedicine, but now it’s drawing to a close. Current estimates predict our market will hit $130.5 billion by 2025. That confirms our observations that virtual care is becoming an ingrained part of medicine – but with that growth inevitably comes change. Telehealth is the market that never stops moving, so let’s look back and review the dynamics, announcements and updates that shifted our world in 2019.

Reimbursement and Regulatory Changes
Let’s start with something that matters to many providers: reimbursement. Getting paid for telehealth services has long been an irritant, especially for overworked clinicians who are already struggling with burnout and don’t have time to deliver poorly compensated care. The good news is that reimbursement is on a steady upswing and 2019 was especially positive.