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Change Healthcare Releases the 2020 Industry Pulse Report

February 10, 2020 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 10, 2020--

Today Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) and the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) published the 2020 Industry Pulse Report, an annual study that takes the pulse of healthcare executives nationwide, and reports on the challenges, issues, and opportunities they see in the coming year for healthcare.

Conducted by market research and strategy firm InsightDynamo, and commissioned by Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group, this year’s Industry Pulse Report exposes widely divergent readiness and perspectives among payers and providers around value-based care, consumerism, interoperability, and more.

The report also reveals where payers and providers are well-aligned, such as around Social Determinants of Health, specific tactics to improve consumer engagement, and the immense potential for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to improve healthcare. Also, for the first time in its decade-long history, Industry Pulse Report researchers asked participants what direction they anticipate healthcare will take after the 2020 election, regardless of how the fortunes of the political parties play out.

“This year’s report provides a fascinating look at where healthcare is in 2020,” said David Gallegos, SVP, Consulting Services, at Change Healthcare. “In our 10 years of fielding this research, I don’t think we’ve seen healthcare industry leaders so polarized on some strategic issues and so tightly aligned on others. These insights can help foster a dialogue between payers and providers about their priorities, driving collaboration to advance solutions on those issues in the year ahead.”

The 10 th Annual Industry Pulse Report draws on responses from 445 healthcare leaders nationally from payer, provider, and third-party vendor organizations, and interviewed between October and December 2019. Of the respondents, 24% are C-suite, 15% are VP/SVP, and over 40% hold director titles.

Key takeaways from the 2020 Industry Pulse Report include:

“The 2020 Industry Pulse is the most powerful and complete insight into differing Industry perspectives that we have had in 10 years,” said Ferris Taylor, executive director of the HealthCare Executive Group, a 32-year old non-profit association of healthcare leaders. “It should facilitate a much greater discussion and collaboration across all segments of healthcare.”

The full 41-page 2020 Industry Pulse Report expands on all of the above insights and more; and is available at https://inspire.changehealthcare.com/2020-Industry-Pulse-Results. Registration is also open for “ Industry Pulse Check: How Providers and Payers See 2020 Healthcare Trends,” a webinar featuring exclusive data not published in this announcement or the 2020 Industry Pulse Report. The webinar will feature live commentary, including registrant Q&A with analysts from the HealthCare Executive Group and Change Healthcare.

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About HealthCare Executive Group

The HealthCare Executive Group is a national network of healthcare executives and thought leaders who come together as a group to navigate the strategic and tactical issues facing their organizations. HCEG provides a platform for its members and partners to promote healthcare innovation, technology, and the development of lifelong professional relationships. Originally chartered as the Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG), the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), was founded in 1988 by executives looking for a forum where the open exchange of ideas, opportunities for action, collaboration and transformational dialogue could freely ensue, especially with respect to the annually identified HCEG Top 10 opportunities, challenges and issues all members face. For more information and the 2020 HCEG Top 10, visit our website, follow HCEG on Twitter at @HCExecGroup and connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) is a leading independent healthcare technology company that provides data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical, financial, and patient engagement outcomes in the U.S. healthcare system. We are a key catalyst of a value-based healthcare system, accelerating the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities. Learn more at changehealthcare.com.

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