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2021 Healthcare Trends: What Leaders Need to Know from COVID-19 to New Administration Policies
While much of the healthcare industry was eager to put 2020 behind it, the new year brings its own challenges, concerns, and promises. Trends in the three main categories of new Biden administration policy, care delivery, and healthcare technology will shape 2021, with key issues including the long-term effects of COVID-19, future emergency preparedness, and the outlook for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Healthcare leaders can prepare for this pivotal year by understanding critical areas to watch within these categories and how events, activities, and political appointments will affect the healthcare ecosystem.
Data Science Reveals Patients at Risk for Adverse Outcomes Due to COVID-19 Care Disruptions
One of the biggest challenges health systems have faced since the onset of COVID-19 is the disruption to routine care. These care disruptions, such as halted routine checkups and primary care visits, place some patients at a higher risk for adverse outcomes. Health systems can rely on data science, based on past care disruption, to identify vulnerable patients and the short- and long-term effects these care disruptions could have on their health. Data science can also inform the care team which care disruptions to address first. With comprehensive information about care disruption on patients, health systems can apply the right interventions before it’s too late.
Analytics Improves COVID-19 Risk Prediction
For people 65 years of age and older, COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the U.S. have been as high as 1,245.7 per 100,000 population, straining the resources and capacity of health systems. ChristianaCare needed to effectively deploy its care management resources, identifying patients with COVID-19 who were most at risk of severe illness and hospitalization. By leveraging its analytics platform and the predictive power of the Healthcare.AI™ solution to provide COVID-19 risk prediction, the organization was able to provide targeted interventions to those most likely to benefit and help patients avoid unnecessary hospitalization.