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Healthcare Innovation: HIMSS Leaders See 2019 as a Breakthrough Year for Digitization

A new report authored by HIMSS executives and other industry leaders predicts that the healthcare industry is entering a new period, one in which healthcare IT vendors will be held to higher standards of performance and outcomes

“Digital health tools have been riding the peak of the hype cycle for several years now, but 2019 will be the year that digital health innovators will be accountable for delivering tangible results”: that is the bold prediction made in a new report released Jan. 30 by the Chicago-based HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management & Systems Society). The report, entitled “2019 Healthcare Trends Forecast: The Beginning of a Consumer-Driven Reformation,” covers a broad range of topics, and is authored by a whole team of healthcare IT leaders, some of them senior HIMSS executives, and others among them leaders from outside the association.

Among the topics discussed in the report: the growing demand for “digital health innovators” to demonstrate “greater tangible results”; growing consumer pressure that the authors believe “will accelerate global reformation and value-based care”; financial and demographic challenges that will “inspire new methods of care delivery”; and “escalating data debates that will “drive policy changes.”

Read the full article via Healthcare Innovation here.

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