MedCity News January 10, 2019
Benjamin Zaniello

Here are some thoughts on six important opportunities that will come into focus in 2019, and stakeholders have an obligation to seize the moment, elevate the quality of medicine, and find new ways to overcome old obstacles.

We may be tempted to see 2018 as an exciting one for healthcare. Shifts in government regulation, innovations in drug delivery but increases in drug costs, Amazon’s (threatened) entrance into the market, chimeric babies, and many other events have commanded headlines but have not necessarily led to real improvement in the practice of medicine.

The current focus on sensationalism shouldn’t distract us from the less exciting but more troubling reality of the continued high cost and middling quality reflective of much of healthcare....