A series of reports examining how to prepare for major healthcare market trends over the coming years.

HealthCare2020 LPThis four-part series from HFMA is an environmental assessment designed to guide healthcare organizations in their strategic-planning efforts over the next several years. The reports examine key trends that are shaping the industry, highlight provider organizations and health plans that are working to proactively respond to these trends, and offer insight as to how all organizations can prepare for the years ahead on several fronts.

Part 1: Transition to Value

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This report examines the healthcare industry’s ongoing transition to value, including trends in payment reform, consumer choice, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation that are transforming the healthcare business model. Insight includes how provider organizations and health plans can collaborate in shared-risk models that aim to increase the value of healthcare delivery. Download the report.

Part 2: Consumerism

ConsumerismThis report examines how provider organizations and health plans should be preparing for the ever-increasing influence of consumerism in the healthcare industry. The report describes how organizations can help promote a state of "health ownership" among consumers and why developing an enhanced understanding of what drives individual healthcare consumers will be especially important. Download the report.

Part 3: Consolidation

Health Care 2020_ConsolidationThis report examines the effects of consolidation on the healthcare industry over the next several years, including the outlook for hospitals and health systems, physician practices, and health plans. Portions of the report explore antitrust enforcement and whether mergers and acquisitions can translate into value for the consumer instead of merely for the consolidating entities. Download the report.

Part 4: Transformative Innovation

Innovation Report CoverThis report describes the need for healthcare organizations to stay ahead of the curve with respect to innovations in clinical care delivery and healthcare business processes that could reshape the competitive landscape. At stake is market share in both emerging and existing markets. Nurturing an innovative culture and developing the infrastructure to support innovation efforts are vital steps. Download the report.