We recently published our 5 Healthcare IT Trends to Watch in 2017 report. What do others, who are influencing the direction of healthcare, envision this year?
In 2017, I believe we'll see the beginning of a golden age for collaboration between large healthcare provider organizations and innovation companies.
The trend of the past several years has matured due to a number of factors, including increased ease of interoperability/integration, which is being driven by more legacy platforms moving to the cloud, proliferation of well-placed VPN platforms, and progress toward adoption of FHIR standards by the major EHR/Practice Management platforms.
Another major factor is that the industry has reached a tipping point in the culture of provider organizations where many of the large one-time investments in EHR and portal technology have been made. It is clearer than ever that while they do great things, they simply don't do it all.
Finally, confidence is emerging that investing in innovation partnerships makes sense, due to data that proves new concepts, demonstrates the value proposition, and thereby de-risks the partnership.
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