Look Ahead

2020 vision: What's ahead for health IT this year and beyond

As a new year and new decade dawn, the health IT industry looks toward a bright future. Having learned valuable lessons (what to do, what not to do) from the transformative 10 years just past – and gained invaluable practical experience along the way – health systems now hope to build big on the momentum they've gathered.

With the IT infrastructure in place and data – lots of it – flowing freely (if still not always as easily and readily as it should) health organizations of all types are now putting it to work in new and exciting ways: to boost quality, lower costs, widen access and meet the imperatives of value-based reimbursement. Here's a look ahead at the priorities and strategies of providers, vendors, payers and patients, in 2020 and beyond.

2020: Looking Forward

Insight

It's hard for me to believe, but I’ve been at Penn Medicine for 13 years. There has been a...

By Mike Restuccia |
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Accenture has a deep bench when it comes to healthcare expertise. And the consulting giant keeps...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Ransomware, coupled with an expanded attack surface thanks to a proliferation of internet...

By Nathan Eddy |
Clean data, AI advances and provider/payer collaboration will be key in 2020
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In 2020, the importance of clean data, advancements in AI and machine learning, and increased...

By Bill Siwicki |
Health IT 2020: Patient engagement, human-centered tech, interoperability
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The beginning of this new year sees keen healthcare industry observers looking forward to get a...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Among the healthcare technologies venture firms be looking at most closely at in 2020, various...

By Nathan Eddy |
In 2020, AI will aid administrators and CISOs will refresh internal security
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As healthcare provider organizations confront the steep challenge of securely and efficiently...

By Bill Siwicki |
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The new consumer-driven health information ecosystem is transforming the way health systems...

By Nathan Eddy |
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Healthcare information technology will be the focus of investors in 2020, with interest in the...

By Nathan Eddy |
2020 outlook: predictive analytics, AI, enhanced security, telehealth and more
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Predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, personalization, consumer...

By Bill Siwicki |
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The recent growth in virtualized patient engagement, such as contacting a doctor through a mobile...

By Nathan Eddy |
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This past year certainly showed that artificial intelligence has a huge role to play in the...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning will play an even bigger role in healthcare in 2020...

By Nathan Eddy |
Investment in AI growing as health systems look to the future
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Investment in machine learning and artificial intelligence is ramping up across the healthcare...

By Nathan Eddy |
AI maturation, 5G, augmented reality point to accelerated innovation in 2020
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Healthcare information technology will see many changes in 2020 spurred by newer technologies...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Forward thinking healthcare leaders in the United States see the proposed rules to drive...

By Nathan Eddy |
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Over the past year, we've seen a number of initiatives that aim to accelerate the use of digital...

By Leontina Postelnicu |
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Dr. John Halamka, newly named president of Mayo Clinic Platform, shares his five-year cybersecurity forecast – and discusses his new gig.

By HIMSS TV |
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As healthcare organizations gets more comfortable with the idea of cloud migration, many...

By Mike Miliard |
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Emily Peters, author of "Procedure: Women Remaking Medicine," discusses female change makers in medicine, who are helping to create a better healthcare system.

By HIMSS TV |

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Change on many levels urgently required: This was the message brought forward at the Health 2019...

By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz |

Timing-related EHR errors, which could delay the administration of critical medications if the order generated doesn't match the dose administration time intended by the prescriber, were one of the risks noted on this year's list.

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For its new annual assessment of healthcare technology dangers, the nonprofit safety group ECRI...

By Mike Miliard |
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Next year the Personal Connected Health Alliance and HIMSS will be prioritizing smaller, more curated events rather than the annual Connected Health Conference, explain HIMSS' Kerry Amato and the PCHA's Robert Havasy.

By HIMSS TV |
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The Kidney Innovation Accelerator, or KidneyX, a public-private partnership between the U.S....

By Mike Miliard |

Athenahealth CEO Bob Segert

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One year ago, it was announced that athenahealth would be acquired by private equity firms...

By Mike Miliard |