More than two weeks have passed since the 2018 midterm elections, where an estimated 113 million voters turned out to cast their ballot on the local, state and federal levels. Although immigration, the economy and gun control were hot-button topics, multiple surveys revealed that healthcare was the No. 1 policy issue for both Democrat and Republican voters.
The Democratic party’s reclamation of the House majority for the first time in eight years is expected to have at least one major impact on the healthcare industry: It’s likely Republican lawmakers will not be able to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Certainly, a split Congress means that the political and regulatory landscape is very unpredictable. Preparing for the long-term can be difficult, especially when there’s no sure-fire way to predict what will or won’t happen.
But the sometimes-foggy outlook doesn’t mean it’s in your hospital’s best interest to forego sound investment opportunities going forward, such as new and advanced healthcare technology. “Health IT will continue to enjoy broad bipartisan support,” Samantha Burch, senior director of congressional affairs at HIMSS, told Healthcare IT News. The healthcare industry is continuing to move toward value-based care, and investing in advanced technology is one strategy that can help clinicians provide high-quality care and improve patient satisfaction.
Eager to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to advancing technology? Amplion can help.
At Amplion, we believe investing in nurse call technology is an improvement that can stand the test of time. Amplion’s next-generation nurse call system empowers teams, improves patient safety and helps drive better patient outcomes. Amplion’s technology gives clinicians the tools they need to be successful. Our customer success executives work with our clients to share best practices, troubleshoot issues and leverage data insights to help your hospital achieve its safety, satisfaction and performance goals. In an era of uncertainty, Amplion is a solution hospitals can rely on and trust.