Vital Signs - AHIP Ops/Tech Forum Provides Insights on Top IT Opportunities for the Payer Market
Frost & Sullivan was in attendance at AHIP’s Ops/Tech Forum (formerly the AHIP Fall Forum) held in November at the Arizona Biltmore. This event provides a focused look at operations and technology issues, opportunities, and challenges facing health plans as they implement reforms required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and adjust to evolving business and market conditions brought on by advances in information technology (IT) and life sciences. For those following health IT markets, the venue offers a great opportunity to gain a range of perspectives on how health plans are navigating the numerous issues impacting their traditional business models and the IT solutions they must leverage to build new capabilities. In addition to an exhibit floor featuring about 70 IT vendors, the event offered 50 educational sessions and workshops covering topics such as consumer engagement strategies; the impact of health insurance exchanges (HIX); the need for innovation in healthcare delivery; managing growing concerns around healthcare costs; mobile and digital health, including telehealth; and big data and analytics, particularly as applied to population health management.
Here’s a look at some of our top takeaways from the event and our thoughts on new IT priorities for health plans as they prepare for monumental shifts in their traditional business models.
About this report
As health plans pivot to new market realities, information technology will be at the center of enabling the transition to new business models that depend upon maximizing consumer engagement and containing financial risk. Frost & Sullivan attended AHIP’s Ops/Tech Forum in November 2014 to gather insights on the key IT solutions most needed to help payers meet new challenges and bring on new capabilities in 2015 and beyond.This article reviews what's top of mind for payers for 2015 and discusses eight core IT solutions generating the most interest.
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