Decade-Defining Moments in Healthcare Innovation, Reform
December 20, 2019 - The close of 2019 brings an end to a decade of significant digital transformation across the healthcare industry, which now generates massive amounts of data that can inform strategies for improving the patient experience, population health, and cost.
High-quality data will be instrumental to industry-wide efforts to achieving these improvements, but only if that information is shared and made actionable to stakeholders. Technology can be an enabler of change, but it alone isn’t the answer.
Providers, payers, patients, and government officials need to communicate more directly to curb the growth of healthcare spending in the country by identifying strategies most likely to meet with success. It’s easier said than done, but examples of effective partnerships between historically opposed groups are emerging and demonstrating tangible benefits to patients.
With the decade winding down, the editorial staff at Xtelligent Healthcare Media has identified a handful of trends that defined this era and paved the way for future work by the healthcare industry as a whole.