Digital Healthcare Growth Drivers In 2019

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Digital Healthcare Growth Drivers In 2019

January 11, 2019

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.

Digital health will build on the major events of the past year. Amazon made headlines at the beginning of 2018 with its announcement of collaborating with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to create a new entity to improve care options for their employees. Towards the end of the year Amazon got attention again with its expansion into software to digitize and mine patient medical records to improve treatment and cut costs. It joins the ranks of IBM and UnitedHealthcare’s Optum, as well as Apple and Google’s efforts to mobilize, organize and analyze health records. The anticipated buyer for all these services are health systems that have historically lagged in fully embracing the potential of electronic record analytics.

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