What is in store for healthcare in 2019?

Various health system executives across the country share about how healthcare will shape up in 2019?

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Michigan Medicine says, drug pricing will decrease significantly and pharmaceutical companies will be among the first to participate.

Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanent says, he expects healthcare organizations to move beyond the traditional boundaries of healthcare to consider various factor that might affect the health of Americans to deliver better health outcomes.

Jaewon Ryu, M.D., interim president and CEO of Geisinger Health System says, there will be a strong focus across the industry on managing the total health of populations. At Geisinger they are calling the coming year as “democratizing health” because, healthcare industry is focused on how to deliver greater value, in particular for growing segments like Medicare and Medicaid, but really across all segments. He thinks it’s a competition of who can deliver top-notch health to the masses faster.

Lawrence Moss, M.D., CEO of Nemours Children's Health System said that Nemours believes that 2019 will bring an era of enhanced cooperation and partnership between institutions providing healthcare for children and the United States government, especially around Medicaid.

Social determinants of health and well-being will gain importance in the coming year.