Ten Predictions for Medical Practices in 2014

Ideas for the future of Healthcare







We all wish we had a crystal ball to look into the future, but in independent medical practice today, we can only take it a year at a time. For those who want to know what trends we’ll see in 2014, I’ve put together a slide deck of ten predictions for the year. What predictions would you add to this list?

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  1. Rick Rutherford January 15, 2014

    Mary Pat,
    I think your predictions are spot on. I think the only one I would add or emphasize is that the importance of patient satisfaction metrics will grow in 2014. I suspect the government will settle on CAHPS and CG-CAHPs as the instruments of choice, although some of the commercial products may be accepted by commercial payers.

  2. Mary Pat Whaley January 16, 2014

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I like your addition of the importance of patient satisfaction – definitely part of the triple aim of improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and
    reducing the per capita cost of health care.

    Best wishes,

    Mary Pat

  3. Jim Ingham January 18, 2014

    Mary Pat, Great list, spot on I think. My work in the concierge/direct primary care area shows me that many more models of direct pay will be explored by doctors, and to a great extent, as an adjunct to their insurance bases practices. Thank you.

  4. Patrick Boyle February 7, 2014

    Mary Pat once again you are leading with this list of predictions. How can we better capitalize on #7? We value your insight when you have any ideas we will continue to follow you here for more valuable tips that are coming. We also appreciated Sara McFarland’s article on 7 trends in 2014. Thank you!

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