Rising adoption of artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence will help EHRs deliver benefits
Technology aims to mitigate the risk of value-based care
The push grows for interoperability
More tools emerge to achieve information exchange
The cloud looms larger
Precision and personalized medicine gathers steam
Precision medicine also will become a demand from patients, says Mike Monteiro, chief product officer at Aspire Ventures. “Patients’ tolerance for one-size-fits-all diagnoses and therapies is reaching a breaking point, and soon patients will demand that data be taken into account by doctors. 2017 was a record-breaking year for precision medicine investment, and the returns on those investments could start paying off in the form of better public health much sooner than we think.”
Information systems take in more relevant data
Providers will seek to prevent, rather than just respond to, security events
Hackers will become increasingly sophisticated
Targeted ransomware: “This involves a focused effort to penetrate a large and often well-protected entity,” says Eugene Weiss, lead platform architect for Barracuda, a cyber defense solutions firm. “The successful targeted attack often involves several hours of research as well as trial-and-error attacks.”
Enterprise spear phishing: “In 2018, there will be a large increase of multi-stage spear phishing attacks that involve multiple steps, research and reconnaissance on behalf of the attacker targeting a small number of targets for very large payouts,” says Asaf Cidon, vice president of content security for Barracuda.
Complex domain spoofing and brand hijacking: “Domain spoofing has been increasing rapidly and will continue to grow through 2018. Criminals use domain spoofing to impersonate a company or a particular company employee. The criminals often send emails to customers or partners of the company to steal credentials and gain access to company accounts. This is quickly becoming the costliest cyber-attacks out there today, says Fleming Shi, senior vice president of technology for Barracuda.
Patient participation in their care becomes crucial
Providers will seek to monetize digital health
Virtual medicine finds a place in healthcare
Also, telemedicine is a better way to manage chronic diseases than the traditional office visit and will become a standard practice with support from IoT and mobile technologies, says Brent Magers, executive associate dean and CEO of Texas Tech Physicians.