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Market Trends: Five Healthcare Provider Trends for 2018

Published: 16 November 2017

ID: G00341539

Analyst(s): Anurag Gupta


The healthcare provider technology market is a major market opportunity due to its revenue potential and the general "digital laggard" nature of the industry. This research reveals five major market-moving trends in 2018 and what technology strategic planners can do about them.

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Market Trends

  • Under Critical Margin Pressure While Transitioning to Value-Based Care, Many Healthcare Systems Are Renewing Their Emphasis on Optimizing EMRs and Leveraging RCM
  • To Optimize Capex and Benefit From a Right-Sourcing Technology Strategy, Several Healthcare Systems Are Exploring As-a-Service Alternatives
  • Healthcare Buyers Are Realigning Their Product Portfolios (by Growing Out-of-Hospital, Ambulatory and Virtual Care) and Actively Embedding Analytics-Driven Decision Support Applications, Including Population Health Tools
  • Blurring Industry Boundaries and Growing Consumerism in Healthcare Are Catalyzing the Entry of Consumer-Focused Firms That Have Long-Term Plans to Grow Within the Enterprise Segment
  • Recent High-Profile Hacks Have Led to Healthcare Systems Elevating the Importance of Digital Security Not Only in Mind Share, but Also in Wallet Share Through Increased Spending

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