"The only thing constant in life is change," said Heraclitus, circa 500 B.C., and the year 2015 - and the healthcare industry - are no exception.
With the second quarter of 2015 underway, more healthcare transition is on the horizon for the remainder of 2015. The ICD-10 deadline is Oct. 1, and by the end of the year, more healthcare providers will need to optimize their EHRs to comply with Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements. The mobile app market and telehealth care service offerings will explode. The number of patients seeking care is going up, while the number of full-time physicians is going down.
These and other healthcare trends are outlined in the infographic below from eVisit, compiled from recent reports and surveys from industry thought leaders. (And if you can't get enough of expert prognostication for 2015, see our Top 1o Trends in Healthcare QA and Testing for 2015 and these predictions for Healthcare IT.)