We predict that 2020 will be a positive year for healthcare, especially in value-based care initiatives. To close out 2019, members of the Lightbeam Health Solutions team are sharing their predictions for innovations in the coming year!
“2020 is the year of the primary care physician. Organizations are realizing the need to restructure antiquated care models built on fee-for-service care to better engage and support doctors, which will dramatically improve the quality of life and patient outcomes.”
– Josh Patten, Vice President of Advisory Services
“I am hoping that in 2020, we continue to expand telehealth resources and technology so patients can have a medical diagnosis as quickly as they can order food or call an Uber.”
– Maha Salah-Ud-Din, Lightbeam Senior Advisor
“I predict that organizations will learn to build a level of trust in how they use the data they obtain through relatively invisible sensors that can record heart rate and accelerometer data. Over the years, the idea of strengthening a person’s wellbeing rather than reacting to an episode will soon make sense.”
– Tinu Pulickal, Lightbeam Advisor
“Remote patient monitoring will become ubiquitous within home care settings with enhanced integration in the provider’s and care manager’s EHR and care management systems workflow.”
– Ike Ellison, Executive Vice President of Business Development
“We are at the forefront of a healthcare shift as technology is enhancing the ability to monitor and care for patients at home. The transition will lead to decreased inpatient says, avoidable ER visits, and better clinical outcomes for patients. With CMS adopting the remote patient monitoring and reimbursements, I predict 2020 will see a large footprint around the topic.”
– Jessica Scruton, BSN, RN, CCM, Lightbeam Clinical Transformation Advisor
“In 2020, I predict the use of wearable devices for remote patient monitoring will grow tremendously. Not only do the devices promote positive behavior among the patients, but they allow physicians to monitor them 24/7, helping to reduce ED visits and readmissions.”
– Eric Rosenberger, Director of Marketing
“As the availability of application programming interfaces (APIs) open, especially by key organizations like the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), the field becomes level for normalizing essential data across platforms. Once the silos go, I anticipate we will see advancements happen like never before.”
– Brett Fincher, Lightbeam Account Manager
From all of us at Lightbeam Health Solutions, we wish everyone a happy, fruitful New Year in all of your endeavors.
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