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

Looking ahead to 2023 and beyond, HIMSS Media editors dust off the crystal ball for a look into what's ahead for hospital bottom lines, technology investments, digital health funding and more.
By HIMSS Media
11:02 AM

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, Healthcare Finance News and MobiHealthNews, 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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