The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020

Health Populi

In 2020, national health expenditures (NHE) in the United States will exceed $4 trillion to cover 334.5 The three largest line items of NHE in 2020 will be: Hospitals = $1,326 trillion = 38% of NHE. The post The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020 appeared first on

Why 2020 Will Be The M&A Tipping Point

Mobile Health Matters

2020 is an election year. However, the temperament around M&A this year vs. 2020 will be drastically different. Companies may seize the opportunity to exit earlier than they might otherwise choose in order to capture value now versus waiting to see what happens through 2020.

How 50 billion connected devices by 2020 will shake up healthcare

Mobi Health News


Report: Smart clothing, glasses will grow fastest as 350M wearables ship in 2020

Mobi Health News

As wearables shipments hit 350 million in 2020 (up from 224 million in 2018), healthcare wearables are poised to bring in more revenue via subscription services than wearables in any other industry, according to a new report from Juniper Research.


VA will have 3 Cerner-powered hospitals by 2020

Morning eHealth

HCCIC plans forthcoming? Appropriations keeps turning


By 2020, 1-in-5 Healthcare organisations will adopt Blockchain says new IDC report

Lloyd Price

As a result, by 2020, 20% of healthcare organizations will have moved beyond pilot projects and be "using blockchain for operations management and patient identity," the report said.

Red or blue, both political parties have work to do on their 2020 healthcare platforms


But there's also considerable fighting within each party about how to approach healthcare, and that has to change by 2020, NYU's Shelly Glied and Stanford's Lanhee Chen said on Friday In our partisan era, we know Republicans and Democrats rarely agree.


Kaiser Permanente set to be carbon neutral by 2020 


Kaiser Permanente is making significant investments in green energy and is set to be carbon neutral by 2020. The health system announced Monday it reached a power purchase agreement to acquire 180 megawatts of clean energy that it will use to power 27 of its 39 hospitals. The agreement will also help establish new solar and wind farms and one of the largest battery energy storage facilities in the U.S.


CMS’ plan to ‘wind down’ federal exchanges by 2020 relies on a big ask from Congress


A budget justification released by CMS this week outlines the way in which the agency plans to "wind down" the federal exchanges by plan year 2020. But the plan relies on Congress pushing through an ACA repeal, a task Republican lawmakers have been unable to do on multiple occasions


Experts: Trump administration’s moves will put drug prices center stage in 2020 election


The Trump administration’s plan to peg Part B drug prices to those paid in other countries may not come to fruition in its current form, but it’s meant more to signal to the healthcare industry—and voters—that it's serious on this issue, experts say.


CMS hints at Blue Button 2.0 mandates for Medicare Advantage plans in 2020


beginning in 2020. In an announcement outlining Medicare Advantage rate hikes, CMS said it is considering rulemaking that would require MA plans to connect with Blue Button 2.0 The notice comes a month after Seema Verma announced the new initiative and said the agency would "re-examine" its relationship with insurers

Lawmakers cite VA leadership holes in EHR implementation with first go-live scheduled for 2020


Agency officials said they have identified three sites in Washington where the Cerner system will be live by March 2020 Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee worried that unfilled leadership positions and concerns about the VA's acting CIO would derail the Cerner implementation.

Headspace launches subsidiary to focus on prescription meditation apps, digital health

Mobi Health News

The goal of the subsidiary is to create a new prescription meditation app by 2020. It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians.

Drug prices a bipartisan bright spot following midterms, experts say


Though the results of midterms generally bring a level of certainty to the realm of healthcare policy over the next couple of years, there is room for bipartisan work in this space ahead of the 2020 presidential race, experts say


The Global Healthcare Crisis

Electronic Health Reporter

trillion by 2020, up from $7 trillion in 2015. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Karim Babay, CEO, HealthSapiens.


The journey to a human-centric healthcare

Healthcare Guys

According to the Federal Trade Commission, it is estimated that by 2020 people will use around 50 billion internet connected devices to track individual health data The healthcare industry is at a tipping point and technologies are advancing forward at an extraordinary pace. With IoT devices in the scene, consumers have started to increasingly use internet connected devices to monitor their health data.

How Virtual Reality Can Improve the Patient Experience in Healthcare

Duane Boise

By 2020, the global market for VR is projected to reach 3.8 When learning that the first heart rate monitor was invented in 1977, it is surprising to look at how far medical technologies have advanced– and those advances are just the beginning.

Americans End 2018 Worried About Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

With greater financial burden forecast on healthcare consumers in 2019, no doubt we’ll see healthcare rank highly on voters’ minds in the 2020 Presidential election.

Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

Health Populi

Consider the 2020 Presidential elections and calls for universal health care. It would not be surprising to know that when the Great Recession hit the U.S. in 2008, one in three Americans delayed medical treatment due to costs.

How Doctors are Using Telemedicine to Help Allergy Sufferers


The telehealth industry is expected to grow to $36 billion by 2020. CBS This Morning aired a segment today spotlighting the emerging use of video appointments in place of in-office visits to identify and treat allergies. While telemedicine won’t replace all in-office visits, this is yet another example of a service that healthcare providers can administer through video just as effectively as they can in person — and with the added convenience benefits.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US


The National Business Group on Health predicts that almost all employers with cover telehealth services by 2020. Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward.

The Future Of Digital Healthcare Is Being Shaped By These Trends

Duane Boise

By 2020, the global market is expected to account for over $34 billion, with North America being its largest market. For some, the future of technology is a thrilling glimpse into endless possibilities that were once thought to be impossible.

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Calling Out Health Equity on Martin Luther King Day 2019

Health Populi

District judge ruling against the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. On this weekend as we appreciate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Most U.S. Physicians, Burned Out, Favor A Flavor of Single Payer Health System

Health Populi

But consider the statistic that, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there will be a shortage of 65,500 physicians expected in 2020, and 90,400 in 2025. Most physicians feel some level of burnout, hassled by electronic health records and lost autonomy.

Pump Innovator is Ideal Pharma/Device Partner

Insulin Nation

SFC hopes to file a 510K submission with the FDA in early 2020, with the plan to launch the pump into the market in 2020.

With more than $20B on the line, insurers push for another health insurance tax delay


A new analysis backed by UnitedHealth shows the return of the health insurance tax would raise premiums nearly $200 per year for an individual plan in 2020. AHIP and others are mounting a push to further delay the tax they argue hurts consumers


Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

Now, in late 2018, we look toward 2019 and the 2020 Presidential elections and must also contemplate the lower darker green line. Most people in the U.S. believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

voters through 2019, and on the Presidential debate stages for both Democrats and Republicans leading up to the parties’ nominees for 2020. Today is Boxing Day and St.

Climate Change – An ‘Urgent’ Human Health Issue

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Tyson discussed Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2020 — and how we are already on our way at 30 percent of that goal. Kaiser Permanente was the leading health care sponsor of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, and CEO Bernard J. Tyson addressed the conference Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, during a session called, “Healthy Planet, Healthy People.”


How Walmart Could Bolster Healthcare in the Community

Health Populi

Here’s one description about the chain’s plans to use $200 mm to expand in Florida (THINK: the state will be home to 4,5 million people age 65 and over in 2020, potential candidates for Humana’s Medicare programs. Walmart has been a health/care destination for many years.

Unifying the Healthcare Assembly Line

Mobile Health Matters

The importance of collaboration cannot be overstated, and the numbers prove it: projections show that the population covered by accountable care organizations (ACOs) will reach 105 million by 2020.

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Investors bet heavily on Automated Insulin Dosing

Insulin Nation

Although Insulet trails Medtronic and Tandem Diabetes, experts believe it could launch its Horizon solution as soon as 2020. Tandem Diabetes secured FDA approval in June for the solution that couples its insulin pump with the Dexcom G6.


Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

The company’s corporate vision, Best Buy 2020: Building the New Blue , identified the aging population as a growth market of 50 million Americans 65 years of age and older, expanding over 50% over the next two decades.

Medical messaging platform Siilo launches new solution for Secure Faxing in the Healthcare sector

Lloyd Price

This development follows an NHS wide ban on both buying and using fax machines by March 2020. Digital Fax Assistant Medical messaging platform Siilo has launched an in-built solution for secure faxing in the healthcare sector, for a smooth transition to a paperless era.


Insurers Convert Nearly Half of Business to Value-Based Payments

BHM Healthcare Solutions

In 2015, the task force pledged to put 75 percent of its businesses into value-based payment arrangements by the end of 2020. Editor’s Note: BHM provides data reporting tools, metrics, and services integral to overcoming value-based payments barriers.

Reimagining the Hospital

American Well Blog

Telemedicine, which is expected to be worth more than $34 billion globally by the end of 2020, is still very much in its early days, he added.

Healthcare and the F-Word: Health Politics Rank High on November 6, 2018

Health Populi

for the coming 12 to 24 months as we approach the 2020 Presidential election. “Let’s get this thing f-ing done,” Martha McSally passionately asserted on May 4, 2017. Paul Ryan said, on the floor of the U.S.

What is caregiving technology, anyway?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

This report sizes the market for caregiving technology as $279 billion by 2020. A term that means what you want it to mean. Search for the term ‘caregiving technology’.


Epic signs first Dental customer for EHR

Lloyd Price

The rollout, which is expected to be completed by 2020, will boost care coordination and reduce duplication, according to Epic.

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Bowing to physician pressure, CMS delays visit code changes

Henry Kotula

In the longer term, it is worth watching whether continued pressure from doctors postpones further action, and whether the administration will enact changes that could upset the physician base— significantly, the 2021 PFS rule will likely drop in the weeks just before the 2020 Presidential election.