By Paige Minemyer | December 21, 2020
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What trends are healthcare execs watching out for in 2021?

We gathered predictions from executives at companies across the industry to compile a collection of the key topics to keep an eye on in the coming year. Topics ranged from behavioral health needs to data analytics to the social determinants of health.

Sheila Talton, founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics

“In stark contrast to previous years, advanced analytics capabilities will no longer be a luxury for payers in 2021.

As COVID-19 persists and payers continue to grapple with a volatile provider market and managing member populations, they will be increasingly seeking ways to build predictive analytics models and prepare for the future. Payers will see 2021 as an opportunity to leverage their data to improve member outcomes and effectively manage value-based contracts so they can come out ahead post-pandemic.

Understanding how members and providers will drive costs, quality and utilization and acting on those insights will be critical to success.”

See the full list of healthcare predictions for 2021 here.