Weekly News Roundup: January 11, 2019

Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2019

After ringing in the new year, it’s time to look forward to what 2019 will bring. This week we’re sharing news and resources that examine trends to watch out for this year, such as drivers of digital transformation in the next 12 months, an upcoming webinar that tackles such questions as what to expect from the new congress, as well as a look back to see how well we did with our predictions last year.

Digital Healthcare Growth Drivers In 2019

The digital transformation of healthcare will see significant growth in the next 12 months fueled by institutional interest in driving down costs and improving patient engagement. Expect increased pharma investment, improving regulatory status, payer engagement with digital tools, and better telemedicine connectivity through consolidation. Read More

Webinar – Healthcare Outlook for 2019

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? TJoin 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. Read More

Revisiting Last Year’s Healthcare Trends

As 2017 comes to an end, the year’s prominent healthcare financial trends emerge, as do clues to potential new trends. This article examines three of 2017’s significant trends-transitions in payment, disruption from familiar players and newcomers, and emerging data skillsets-and how they might impact healthcare. Read More

5 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2019

From the launch of the Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire Hathaway health venture to more than $8 billion in digital health deals, 2018 was a year of transformation and growth in healthcare. As we head into 2019, we will undoubtedly begin to see the impacts of these changes both foreseen and … Read More

Convenience More Important to Patients than Quality of Care, Survey Finds

People want convenience, whether that’s from their mechanic, retailer or provider. NRC Health’s Market Insights surveyed more than 223,000 healthcare consumers and found that 51% said convenience and access to care are the most important factors in their decision-making. That’s above insurance coverage (46%), doctor/nurse conduct (44%), brand reputation (40%) and quality of care (35%). Read More