HealthManagement, Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

Top Healthcare Trends 2018

Top Healthcare Trends 2018
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Whatdohealthcareleaderssee ahead?

HealthManagement.orgspoke tohealthcareleadersonthe futureofthe sector.TheconsensusisArtificialIntelligence(AI),leadershiptraining,populationhealth,cross-collaborationand developmentofvalue-basedhealthcarewilllead progressinhealthcare.



hereareanumberof trendsIseebecomingmore importanfor imagingin2018.Futureradiologists willbecome imaginginformationexpertsandthere willbeanincreaseinopportunitiesandchallenges ofmachinlearninginourprofession. Itwillalso beinterestingtowatchthe radiologyworkforcein the eraofartificialintelligenceandimage-guided therapy.Theroleofquantitativeimagingin treatmentplanningandtheroleofimaging invalue- based healthcaresystemsarealsoworthwatchinginadditiontoradiologysimpactonpopulationhealth.


For2018 Iwouldsaythat wewill seanexplosion of AI  inthefield ofimagrecognition,embedded in currenttoolsadecisiosupportew businessmodels,suchasZebra whichuses  data  frommillionof scanstocatch misdiagnosed diseases andearly-stagecancerswill alsobecome moreprominent.I also seconsolidation oflarge groups as newplayers,sucas Telecom/ Mobile/Fitnessin GermanyorFood Supply/Insurance/Fitness/Mobile Doctorsin Switzerland.Wecansee this with Amazon, Apple and Google tooofcoursbutthese otherexampleswillput increasingpressure on traditional players. Precision medicinewillbecomeahuge driver for data-drivenscienceinlifesciences andmedicineData willincreasingly becomethenewcurrencyinhealth, andcitizen,patientsandcare providerswillfurtherchallengopen datamovementsthatwillslowlyfail becauseofthe profit-drivemodels behind data-driven technologies(such asAI). I amcertainthatembeddedsystems willincreasandroboticsforsurgerywillslow downdespite increasingprecisionintelemanipulation becauseoffailingtoshowreal benefitinoutcomes/costsinmany cases. Initial Coin Offerings(ICO) andblockchains willhavearemarkablepeakthesefewnextyears,but Ifearthat itwilltakewaylongerto reallyprovideusage  inhealth.Finally, of course,patient/citizen communitieswillgrow.

MichaelE.Porter                             Robert S. Kaplan

HarvardBusinessSchool               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."

EuropeanAssociationof HealthcareITManagers, President

ereisaglobalconsensus about the neeforcollaborationbetween healthcare andsocial services.Ifwe aretalking aboutintegrated carethis development isabsolutely imperative.But  ifdigitalisationinhealthcarehasevolvedslowly,in thesocial services thistechnologyisjustat thebeginningThehopeisnecessitywillpushadvancehard.It isnot going  tobe  easybutwecan see sominteresting andhopeful signs: preventive modelling onvulnerability,fragilityandskillednursingfacilities readmissions aresome  examplesamongstothers.


Hospital LabsandRespiratoryCare, UABMedicine

There will be more emphasis ondeveloping leadership in healthcare. Ihaveseethis in myday-to-daywork.In2015,I started aLeadershipSchool for employees interested ingetting intomanagement.Therewas aneed  todevelop leaders so I took on theresponsibilityto teachtalentedpeople inthelab environment. The curriculum provides introductory sessions on lab finance and quality and information systems followedbyleadershipskillsdevelopmentcovering topicssuch as communication,emotional intelligence andhowtomanage stress  forexample.Anotherexcitingaspect isforcurrent supervisorsandabove. 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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