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Despite industry uncertainty about the fate of healthcare under the Trump administration, a recent survey shows health system leaders are preparing for changes ahead in some key areas.
intend to increase efforts to control cost of care management efforts.
report they will be increasing the management of rising pharmaceutical spending.
will increase a push to integrate data from disparate sources and/or make investments in analytics.
will increase their efforts to improve interoperability of existing health technology.
will increase the utilization of technology to support risk-based contracts
will increase or substantially increase patient access to clinicians through telehealth.
will look to increase investments in patient engagement initiatives.
will increase expansion of post-acute care services through partnerships.
indicate they will increase use of expanded healthcare team structures to include care coordinators, clinical pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare extenders.
report their health systems will increase use of quality reporting systems for clinicians for public payers (i.e., MIPS).
Source: Premier Inc., March 2017.