Health IT's Top Ten Priorities for 2018

Beyond meaningful use and operational excellence

Top 10

Despite the political uncertainty in Washington, the GOP’s health policy agenda has crystallized around the overarching goals of reducing federal health care spending and injecting more free-market principles into the health care economy through legislation or rulemaking. Providers should expect continued pressure on margins, more state-based reforms, and more responsibilities shifted to individuals, driven by the need for improvements in cost, quality, access and patient/provider satisfaction.

Forward-thinking organizations are expanding IT-related efforts beyond Meaningful Use and operational excellence. Focusing on other IT related initiatives such as cost reduction, organizational strategy enablement, and digital business and clinical innovation has resulted in streamlined customer journeys, improved clinical care, and more affordable business models and product offerings.

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