HIMSSCast: Predicting what's next for health IT, mobile tech and health system finances

What does 2023 hold for healthcare technology, as innovation continues at rapid speed, policymakers and regulators try to keep up with the pace of change – and health systems large and small deal with significant budgetary shortfalls that could hamper their ability to build out their digital transformation efforts?

It’s anyone’s guess what the next dozen or so months hold for value-based care, telehealth and remote monitoring, digital therapeutics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and other healthcare advancements. But we had a go at it anyway.

Mike Miliard, Susan Morse and Emily Olsen – executive editors of Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews and Healthcare Finance News, respectively – sat down recently to gaze into the future and discuss what they see for the year ahead in their own fields of coverage.

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Talking points:

The future of the Public Health Emergency and the flexibilities it allows

A “perfect storm” of financial stress for hospitals and health systems

Labor shortages and supply chain challenges

Silicon Valley and the state of VC funding for digital health startups

How providers are leaning on their EHR vendors to help them manage challenges

Automation, and how it can help clinician burnout and back-office processes

Cybersecurity and the patient safety risks of ransomware

Interoperability requirements: information blocking, the No Surprises Act and more

FDA and evolving regulations for digital therapeutics, software as a medical device

AI and machine learning – building better algorithms for healthcare

Health equity and SDOH – how they’re being addressed by forward-thinking providers

More about this episode:

What 2023 holds for EHR optimization, SDOH, patient access, health equity and more

For 2023, patient experience, ‘smarter’ analytics and data-driven medicine

Three reasons why NLP will go mainstream in healthcare in 2023

Looking ahead to 2023: AI, machine learning, RTLS and robotic process automation

Telehealth’s future after the end of the public health emergency.

Up to 18 million people could lose Medicaid coverage after COVID-19 PHE.

Merger and acquisition deal volumes to continue increasing, PwC finds

Q&A: How retail healthcare, telehealth trends could evolve in 2023

Q&A: Where digital health funding could go in 2023

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