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    Top 10 articles for healthcare executives in 2017


    From identifying must-read books to exploring how policy changes will affect the industry, Managed Healthcare Executive's most popular articles this year shed light on the biggest areas of interest to managed care organizations.

    Here are the 10 most-read articles of 2017:

    1. Top 10 states with the worst drug problems

    A study compares the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita.

    2. Top 10 healthcare wearables to watch

    The clinical application of wearable technology is evolving as technology companies partner with healthcare organizations with the goal of solving some of healthcare’s biggest problems. Here are some of the latest healthcare wearable technology aimed to help patients and clinicians make better decisions.

    3. Top 10 books health execs should read in 2017

    Healthcare leaders share their top recommendations. How many have you read?  

    4. Four tech trends in healthcare in 2017

    In early 2017, we wrote about how health IT could change. Did we get it right?

    5. Top 10 states most affected by ACA repeal

    Making good on one of his campaign promises, President Trump pushed for repeal and replacement of the ACA throughout 2017. Here are the states that would be most affected.

    6. Top four healthcare industry changes to watch in 2017

    In order to survive as a managed care organization, it’s important to stay on top of policy changes and reimbursement trends. Healthcare executives also need to know if trends, such as consumerism and consolidation, will continue as is or change course.

    7. Top 14 apps for healthcare executives to watch

    Development of healthcare apps for patients continues to grow as consumers are rapidly increasing their involvement in their healthcare.

    8. Watch list 2017: Top therapeutic areas

    Cancer and diabetes remained top therapeutic areas for healthcare executives to watch in 2017, but other conditions, such as autoimmune diseases, fatty liver disease and the rarer Duchenne muscular dystrophy lit up the radar.  

    9. Top 10 up-and-coming industry leaders in managed care

    For the first time, Managed Healthcare Executive selected 10 emerging healthcare industry leaders, working in the areas of pharmacy, health plans, health systems, and technology.

    10. Three reasons telemedicine will grow in 2017

    Technology, and specifically telemedicine, has an enormous role to play in improvements to clinical work flows, care coordination, and long-term health outcomes.


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