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GUEST BLOG: 2015 Promises a Year of Value and Data-Driven Change

January 26, 2015
by Linda Lockwood, R.N. and Mike Garzone
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2015: Value and cost containment will be in the spotlight

A recent report stated that U.S. healthcare spending increased 3.6 percent to reach $2.9 trillion in 2013, the fifth consecutive year of growth. This unsustainable growth, the continued reimbursement squeeze on healthcare providers and relentless regulatory challenges all suggest that a deliberate shift in focus to one of value and cost-containment is unavoidable. It is with this shift in mind that we believe the following predictions will unfold in 2015: