Informatics Demand Forecast: 50% of Babies Born Now Could Live 100 Years

Pregnant woman
With longevity increasing, how will healthcare transition from sick care to well care?

A Gartner forecast projects that demand for deep analytical talent and healthcare informatics skills will be 50% to 60% greater than projected supply by 2018.

While attending the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit in October 2014, I heard an astounding statistic from a well-respected physician and researcher regarding expected longevity in the U.S.

Fifty percent of children born today in the U.S. will live to be 100 years old.

How will this trend re-shape innovation in healthcare, and the opportunities for investors, patients, job seekers, and employers in the next five years?  One observation: The HIMSS 2015 conference in Chicago started off today and there has is an explosion of mobile solutions.

Read more about my observations on informatics and mobile health here.

Michael F. Arrigo

Michael is Managing Partner & CEO of No World Borders, a leading healthcare management and IT consulting firm. He serves as an expert witness in Federal and State Court and was recently ruled as an expert by a 9th Circuit Federal Judge. He serves as a patent expert witness on intellectual property disputes, both as a Technical Expert and a Damages expert. He leads a team that provides Cybersecurity best practices for healthcare clients, ICD-10 Consulting, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. He advises legal teams as an expert witness in HIPAA Privacy and Security, medical coding and billing and usual and customary cost of care, the Affordable Care Act and benefits enrollment, white collar crime, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, Insurance Fraud, payor-provider disputes, and consults to venture capital and private equity firms on mHealth, Cloud Computing in Healthcare, and Software as a Service. He advises self-insured employers on cost of care and regulations. Arrigo was recently retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding a significant false claims act investigation. He has provided opinions on over $1 billion in health care claims and due diligence on over $8 billion in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Education: UC Irvine - Economics and Computer Science, University of Southern California - Business, studies at Stanford Medical School - Biomedical Informatics, studies at Harvard Medical School - Bioethics. Trained in over 10 medical specialties in medical billing and coding. Trained by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and PTAB Judges on patent statutes, rules and case law (as a non-attorney to better advise clients on Technical and Damages aspects of patent construction and claims). Mr. Arrigo has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and National Public Radio.

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