November 29, 2016

Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2017

At the end of each year, we analyze the existing and emerging trends in healthcare, as well as the direction the industry is headed, in order to provide you with the most important things you need to know to prepare for the upcoming year.

Here are a few of the market trends being projected for healthcare in 2017:

Changes to healthcare costs and administration.

2016 was an election year, which means that much of the future of healthcare is TBD. New perspectives and policies will mean new trends, and you can bet we’ll be sharing them with you. What we do know now is that changes are coming!

Online graduate schools will become more popular.

Chances are, you already know someone who has obtained a healthcare degree online, and in 2017, you can count on seeing this more. These online degrees are much more affordable for healthcare employees, while also providing them with the same qualifications as individuals attending a classic institution.

As always, technology is evolving. 

With new database tools and cyber security practices, technology in healthcare will be a trending topic for years to come. Things like wearables and telecommunication are expected to grow in demand in 2017, with many more technological innovations making their debut in the healthcare industry.

Home health will become more accessible.

One market to watch in 2017 will be home healthcare. Not only is it predicted to cut institutional costs, it’s also expected to be the more affordable option for taxpayers. On top of that, it will make home health more accessible to the individuals who need this type of care the most.

As new market trends present themselves, rest assured that we will be there to share it with you and provide our thoughts. How are you expecting to see healthcare change or grow in 2017? Let us know in a comment on our Linked In page!


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