HealthManagement, Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

Top Healthcare Trends 2018

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What do healthcare leaders see ahead?


HealthManagement.org spoke to healthcare leaders on the future of the sector. The consensus is Artificial Intelligence (AI), leadership training, population health, cross-collaboration and development of value-based healthcare will lead progress in healthcare.


Prof. Lluís Donoso Bach

Editor-in-Chief Imaging, HealthManagement.org


"T
here are a number of trends I see becoming more importanfor imaging in 2018. Future radiologists will become imaging information experts and there will be an increase in opportunities and challenges of machinlearning in our profession. It will also be interesting to watch the radiology workforce in the era of artificial intelligence and image-guided therapy. The role of quantitative imaging in treatment planning and the role of imaging in value- based healthcare systems are also worth watching in addition to radiologys impact on population health.


Christian Lovis
E
ditor-in-Chief IT, HealthManagement.org




For 2018 I would say that we will sean explosion of AI  in the field of imagrecognition, embedded in current tools adecisiosupportew business models, such as Zebra which uses  data  from millionof scans to catch misdiagnosed diseases and early-stage cancers will also become more prominent. I also seconsolidation  of large groups as new players, sucas Telecom/ Mobile/Fitness in Germany or Food Supply/Insurance/Fitness/Mobile Doctors in Switzerland. We can see this with Amazon, Apple and Google too of coursbut these other examples will put increasing pressure on traditional players. Precision medicine will become a huge driver for data-driven science in life sciences and medicineData will increasingly become the new currency in health, and citizen, patients and care providers will further challengopen data movements that will slowly fail because of the profit-drivemodels behind data-driven technologies (such as AI). I am certain that embedded systems will increasand robotics for surgery will slow down despite increasing precision in telemanipulation because of failing to show real benefit in outcomes/costs in many cases. Initial  Coin Offerings (ICO) and blockchains will have a remarkable peak these few next years, but I fear that it will take way longer to really provide usage  in health. Finally, of course, patient/citizen communities will grow.


Michael E. Porter                             Robert S. Kaplan

Harvard Business School               Harvard Business School


“Value based healthcare is penetrating rapidly across many countries, and in peer-reviewed medical literature. national health systems are embracing value-based healthcare as  their strategic framework. More providers are moving to integrated practice units to care for conditions and at-risk populations such as poor-elderly, frail-elderly, and opiate-addicted patients. The international Consortium for health outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are collaborating to expand adoption of standardised outcome measurement for selected conditions across the developed world. Corporations and regional governments, such as Washington State in the US, are increasing their use of value-based bundled payments to contract directly with provider “centres of excellence” for comprehensive care of patients with acute and chronic conditions."


Josep Picas
European Association of Healthcare IT Managers, President




"Th
ere is a global consensus about the neefor collaboration between healthcare and social services. If we are talking about integrated care this development is absolutely imperative. But  if digitalisation in healthcare has evolved slowly, in the social services this technology is just at the beginningThe hope is necessity will push advancehard. It is not going  to be  easybut we can see sominteresting and hopeful signs: preventive modelling on vulnerability, fragility and skilled nursing facilities readmissions are some  examples amongst others.


Sh
erry Polhill

Aassociate VP,
Hospital Labs and Respiratory Care, UAB Medicine




There will be more emphasis on developing leadership in healthcare. I have seethis in my day-to-day work. In 2015, I started a Leadership School for employees interested in getting into management. There was a need  to develop leaders so I took on the responsibility to teach talented people in the lab environment. The curriculum provides introductory sessions on lab finance and quality and information systems followed by leadership skills development covering topics such as communication, emotional intelligence and how to manage stress  for example. Another exciting aspect is for current super visors and above. It was evident that current leaders need to remain flexible and effectively manage all sorts of complex changes for the future. The vision includes preventing burnout, sharpening leadership skills, and helping people develop their potential."





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Leadership, Healthcare, Technology, Josep Picas, population health, Artificial Intelligence, leadership training, healthcare technology, Value-Based Healthcare, Christian Lovis, vbhc , healthcare trends, top leaders, top healthcare leaders, Prof. Lluís Donoso Bach, Michael E. Porter, Robert S. Kaplan, Sherry Polhill, cross-collaboration What do healthcare leaders see ahead?

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