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The Biggest Healthcare Trends of 2019 and What’s to Come in 2020


In our Healthcare Outlook for 2019 webinar, Stephen Grossbart, PhD, and Bobbi Brown, MBA, shared their predictions for the biggest trends of the year. Which predictions panned out and which didn’t? Join this webinar as Stephen takes a look back at 2019 and makes his forecast for 2020.

Tuesday, December 3     
1:00-2:00 PM ET

So, what did happen in 2019? Following the 2018 midterm elections, we predicted a divided Congress would not pass policies to strengthen or weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We were right. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidates debated the extent to which they would support Medicare for All. Insurance costs continued to rise, breaking $20,000 annually for families with employer-sponsored coverage, and CMS continued to support payment policies rewarding quality and interoperability as part of their payment policy.
Join Stephen as he looks in the rearview mirror at these important issues and how they impacted the healthcare industry in 2019 and then gazes into the crystal ball to predict the trends that will most impact healthcare in 2020. Stephen will discuss the following topics and more:

  • The continued focus on price transparency.
  • Congress’ efforts to control prescription drug costs.
  • Policies that may change the future of ACOs.
  • What to expect going into the 2020 election year.

We look forward to seeing you at this webinar as we have some fun and share ways to improve healthcare in 2020 by getting ahead of the curve.

Stephen Grossbart
Stephen Grossbart, PhD - Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Health Catalyst

Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Professional Services at Health Catalyst in Salt Lake City, UT. As a nationally recognized leader and former Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Grossbart’s work includes providing subject matter expertise for hospitals and health systems seeking to improve their reporting and performance on measures of quality and patient safety. Dr. Grossbart works directly with health systems across the country assessing their analytic organization and infrastructure to identify and prioritize best opportunities for improvements in quality, patient safety, and population health.


Previously, Dr. Grossbart served as Senior Vice President, Chief Analytics and Quality Officer at the Mercy Health corporate office located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2013, he was named one of the 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety by Becker’s Hospital Review. His published work has appeared in Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Journal of Healthcare Management and Archives of Surgery. In 2012, his book chapter, “Conceptualization and Definitions of Quality,” appeared in Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer edited by Dr. David Nash. He has served on and co-chaired multiple National Quality Forum committees, dating back to 2003. Dr. Grossbart currently serves on the NQF’s Primary Care and Chronic Illness Standing Committee and sits on the editorial board of the Journal for Healthcare Quality.