2021: A Year in Review & Look Ahead to 2022


2021: A Year in Review & Look Ahead to 2022

December 17, 2021

2021: A Year in Review & Look Ahead to 2022

Host Jonah Comstock is joined by editors from all three HIMSS Media brands — Kat Jercich, senior editor at Healthcare IT News; Susan Morse, executive editor at Healthcare Finance News and Laura Lovett, executive editor — to look back at the biggest health tech and finance trends of the past year, and to chat about what to expect in 2022. We’ll be taking a few  weeks off after this, so enjoy the final HIMSSCast of the year.

Talking points:

  • Trend: Health tech companies going public through SPACs
  • Trend: Hospital staffing shortages and staff burnout
  • Trend: New care modalities, especially in the retail world
  • Trend: Virtual services accelerated by COVID-19
  • Trend: Innovation in kidney care
  • Prediction: More ransomware attacks
  • Prediction: More hybrid and online primary care
  • Prediction: More hospital  at home services
  • Prediction: Bigger strides toward value-based care
  • Prediction: Rethinking insurance
  • Prediction: Moving forward with interoperability and price transparency

More about this episode:

Digital health in 2021: A look back

The future of healthcare: What 2022 could bring

Healthtech companies reap benefits of robust year in venture capital funding

Looking back on a year of interoperability milestones at eHealth Exchange

The biggest healthcare data breaches of 2021

Former CMS chief of staff previews 4 areas of value-based care in 202

A turbulent year, and a retooled future, for the VA’s EHR rollout

2022 will require augmented intelligence, IoT and wearables data, and info outside EHRs

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