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What We’re Reading: Health Care 2017 Forecast

February 16, 2017

There are still many unknowns in the health care space as we head into 2017 with a new administration and new priorities for the year, but trends in emerging technologies and interoperability will continue to drive the landscape. Here’s what we’re reading about what’s to come in the space:

  • Each year, Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health team releases its top predictions for the year to come. Amid this year’s uncertainty and turbulence, the report highlights the technology that will continue to build the foundation toward establishing a connected home and health care ecosystem. Healthcare Finance shares nine of the report’s health care predictions for this year.
  • A lot has been said about the shift toward value-based care for providers and payers, but a new Black Book survey finds that providers looking to succeed in this new environment will need to focus on developing and implementing big data analytics technologies to gain an edge on population health management. Health IT Analytics dives into the different trends that will help providers get set for success among the shifting payment models. 
  • Modern Healthcare continues to take a look at the current health care landscape and expected changes to come in 2017, specifically the expected “Healthcare Re-Reform. Bonus: additional coverage of 2017 outlooks for Medicare & Medicaid, Insurance, Quality & Value-based Payment, Hospital Finance and Drugs & Devices
  • Drug prices will continue to be a heated topic for debate this year. The Wall Street Journal reports on a new Vermont law – the first of its kind in the country – aimed to seek transparency in the world of prescription-drug pricing by requiring manufacturers to justify big increases.
  • We’ve talked before about the potential impact of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) interoperability standard on population management, but will 2017 its year to shine? Health Data Management discusses the interface’s potential to break through.

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