7 (plus 1) Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2017

Last year, I had made five predictions for healthcare information technology in 2016. In this, my final post of 2016, I will be reviewing how my predictions turned out, and update the outlook for 2017.

As I write this, President Obama has just signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a remarkable achievement coming out of a bipartisan effort that creates funding for the cancer moonshot and aims to reduce FDA regulations, among other things. Healthcare IT is likely to get a boost from the increased focus on data for research and outcomes.

Here’s a review of my five predictions for 2016, along with two new predictions for 2017 — and a caveat.

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