In 2018, the Healthcare IT industry saw a great deal of advancement and disruption. While 2017 set a record for the amount of money spent on mergers and acquisitions, 2018 beat that record by an amazing amount. Large technology players such as Apple and Amazon jumped in feet first to the deep end to lead advancements in technology and at the same time, have become disruptors. In this 2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review, we discuss four of the biggest stories of 2018.
As new advancements in technology come to fruition, we expect 2019 to bring a variety of interesting news stories and new technologies. As we wrote back in November, is healthcare ready for 5G? What new payment models will come to light? Will the pace of mergers and acquisitions continue? Only time will tell us how 2019 plays out, but if 2018 was any indicator, it should be an exciting and compelling year.
Be sure to continue to visit the Optimum Healthcare IT blog in 2019 for more industry insights, best practices, things to avoid, and more. Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. See you in 2019!