What Is In-Store For Healthcare In 2019?

What medical IT solutions can you look forward to in 2019? Since healthcare has become comfortable with data management workflows, it is expected that a large number of specialty-specific analytic solutions will gain prominence among healthcare providers that are trying to investigate drug utilization, variability in treatment, clinical trial eligibility, and discrepancy in billing including self-care programs attributed to specific major chronic conditions.

By the end of 2019, it is predicted that 50% of healthcare companies will invest in resources that are dedicated to accessing, sharing and analyzing real world evidences that can be used by their organizations. The primary goal of healthcare providers will leverage on analytic capabilities that include health management of the population, identification of the best treatment pathways and operational automation. The merging of artificial intelligence and analytic capabilities is expected to advance the capabilities to mainstream adoption in the next 2 or 3 years.

Artificial intelligence across clinical and non-clinical uses will show hard results that will enhance the growth of healthcare space. AI for healthcare IT application market is expected to reach $1.7 billion by the end of 2019. By running AI platforms in selected healthcare workflows, 10% to 15% productivity gains over the next 2 or 3 years can be expected.

However, there are financial concerns over the adoption of AI solutions. Additional budget for IT capabilities have to be justified. A cost effective approach requires clear evidence that there is potential ROI for both parties to sustain market growth. AI and machine learning will evolve into human and machine interaction throughout 2019.

Another prediction for 2019 includes the application of digital health that will continue to go beyond traditional systems. Individuals will be empowered in managing their own health. The main drivers for digital health solutions will be the increasing costs of chronic health conditions and the increase in the aging population.

Comprehensive and multi-faceted medical IT solutions are provided as healthcare moves to an era of complex data storage and management. IT solutions will put every area of the organization within easy reach. A versatile network will help in the analysis of data with powerful precision to improve effectiveness and efficiency.