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In this time of transformation, finding common themes and insightful trends in the health care field is essential. The 2019 Environmental Scan describes the current climate and the direction of health in America.
The legislative and policy work happening in Washington, D.C. and 50 state capitals is not the only driver of environmental changes. Advances in science, technology and information management; new models of care; changes in consumer preferences; and the growth of chronic conditions also play a large role. Addressing these issues provides us with the opportunity to find the best solutions for individuals and communities.
Topics in the 2019 Environmental Scan include:
  • Access, including coverage, affordability and workforce issues
  • Well-being, including prevention, chronic disease and behavioral health and social determinants of health
  • Value, including delivery models and quality improvement initiatives
  • Partners, including patient engagement, virtual engagement, population trends and diversity
  • Innovation and Coordination, including digital and technological innovation, disruptors and investment trends
  • The Impact and Landscape of Hospitals and Health Systems, including the economic impact of hospitals, cybersecurity, and general

You can use the insights in the Environmental Scan to reflect upon your strategic plan and investments for the future, to help tell your stoy to the community you serve, and to spur discussion with your staff, leadership team and board.

The 2019 Environmental Scan is sponsored by B.E. Smith.