Xealth Digital Health Report Reveals 8 Emerging Trends for 2024

By February 14, 2024 May 8th, 2024 News

What You Should Know:

– Xealth, a leader in enabling digital health at scale, released its 2023 Digital Health Review, analyzing data from over 12 million digital health orders across nearly 30 health systems.

– The report highlights key trends and emerging areas for 2024, offering insights into the evolving digital health landscape.

Key Findings from 2023

Most Enrolled Patients: Surgery preparation and recovery programs saw the highest enrollment, reaching 1.5 million patients.

Most Common Program Area: Women’s health was the most addressed area, with over half of client health systems launching programs.

Most Engaged Patients: Preventative care programs boasted the highest engagement rate at 69%.

Hottest Area: Chronic disease management saw a 50% increase in deployments, indicating a growing focus on managing these conditions efficiently.

8 Emerging Trends to Watch in 2024

Xealth declares 2024 as the year of digital transformation catch-up for large number of health system as they continue to ramp up adoption of digital health solutions, specifically in chronic disease management. The report outlines eight emerging trends for 2024:

  1. It’s Time to Get Creative with Who Pays for Digital Health: Shift from fee-for-service to support digital health adoption.
  2. Surgery, PT and Rehab, and Preventive Care Are the Top Three Digital Health Uses: Surgery, physical therapy, rehab, and preventive care remain key areas.
  3. Patient Burnout will Continue- Digital Engagement Strategy Can Help: Addressing patient burnout requires a nuanced approach tailored to individual needs and systemic challenges.
  4. More Holistic Reporting of Digital Health Solutions: Integrated ecosystems and connected data empower value-based care.
  5. Higher Utilization of Chronic Care Services: Increased emphasis on digital solutions for chronic conditions.
  6. Leveraging Digital Health to Close Care Gaps: Digital tools to improve access, especially in remote areas.
  7. Shut Up and Give Me All Your Preventive Services: Health systems providing preventive services can improve patient health and improve cost containment.
  8. EHRs Can’t Carry the Digital Health Burden Alone: EHRs are not built to do everything and there are better digital health solutions available to improve patient experience and outcomes.

“With staffing shortages and burnout, new competition and complexities around reimbursement, hospitals are being challenged like never before,” said Mike McSherry, CEO and co-founder of Xealth. “Digital health brings an opportunity for health systems to do more with less, extending care teams and keeping people connected with their providers. Xealth works with health systems that understood early on the value of strategically rolling out digital programs, and they now hold a competitive advantage.”