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

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It's hard for me to believe, but I’ve been at Penn Medicine for 13 years. There has been...
By Mike Restuccia |
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The medical doctor who heads the consulting giant’s global health practice foresees AI having...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Ransomware, coupled with an expanded attack surface thanks to a proliferation of internet-connected...
By Nathan Eddy |
Clean data, AI advances and provider/payer collaboration will be key in 2020
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These trends are good news for provider organizations looking to improve care, gain efficiencies...
By Bill Siwicki |
Health IT 2020: Patient engagement, human-centered tech, interoperability
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The chief medical officer and co-founder at patient engagement tech vendor Luma Health provides a...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Artificial intelligence will also continue to be a big focus, as it becomes more clear which...
By Nathan Eddy |
In 2020, AI will aid administrators and CISOs will refresh internal security
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An expert at AI-based cloud fax tech vendor Concord Technologies offers his look ahead at the year...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Vendors offer their perspective on the opportunities and challenges for healthcare data exchange in...
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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Five health IT experts from patient experience and patient engagement IT vendor GetWellNetwork open...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Healthcare providers will increasingly be seeking innovative technology as they develop new patient...
By Nathan Eddy |
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Three experts from different areas of the health IT field discuss how artificial intelligence is...
By Bill Siwicki |
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As artificial intelligence and robotic process automation are more widely deployed, they will help...
By Nathan Eddy |
Investment in AI growing as health systems look to the future
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Forward-looking provider organizations are looking to tap into the benefits of deep neural networks...
By Nathan Eddy |
AI maturation, 5G, augmented reality point to accelerated innovation in 2020
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These trends in the new year ahead will see healthcare provider organizations innovating solutions...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Deloitte shows how many providers – and even more payers – are going beyond checking...
By Nathan Eddy |
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More scrutiny, regulation, open standards: 16 specialists tell us what they expect to see in 2020.
By Leontina Postelnicu |
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Dr. John Halamka, newly named president of Mayo Clinic Platform, shares his five-year cybersecurity...
By HIMSS TV |
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At the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum this month, a Google Cloud exec discussed some of the...
By Mike Miliard |
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Emily Peters, author of "Procedure: Women Remaking Medicine," discusses female change...
By HIMSS TV |

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Digital leaders from Singapore, the Netherlands, Finland and more met in Berlin this week to talk...
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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The annual report from ECRI Institute spotlights the Top 10 technology dangers in hospitals,...
By Mike Miliard |
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Next year the Personal Connected Health Alliance and HIMSS will be prioritizing smaller, more...
By HIMSS TV |
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With federal help, ASN seeks to find new technology-enabled innovations for dialysis redesign,...
By Mike Miliard |

Athenahealth CEO Bob Segert

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After a challenging few years marked (to put it mildly) by "lots of change," the chief...
By Mike Miliard |
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Providers continue to be the most targeted organizations for industry cybersecurity breaches, with...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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Despite this cost increase, 95% of employers are very confident their organization will continue to...
By Jeff Lagasse |