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Executive Brief 2019: What’s Next in Healthcare Consumerism

Leaders already know that they can’t take their patients’ goodwill for granted. In fact, consumer confidence in the healthcare industry has been on the wane for some time. To win that confidence back, organizations would do well to target those specific aspects of their operations that leave patients feeling unsatisfied. Fortunately, NRC Health’s 2018 feedback data, based on natural language processing of over 1.4 million open-ended patient comments, points the way to some promising arenas for intervention.

Three predictions for the patient experience in 2019

2018 was another year that suggested that healthcare leaders can’t take the status quo for granted. Change is coming, and quickly. To help prepare for it, here are three predictions, drawn from some of the industry’s sharpest thinkers, of what may happen for the healthcare industry in 2019.