The industry is riding tailwinds that will push growth of 30% to more than 40% in coming years. Factors include a growing dearth of clinicians, an aging population, and technological innovations that will improve patient access and experience.
The IPO market won't open up in 2018, but expect plenty of M&A. Artificial intelligence will be used in unsexy ways before it disrupts clinical workflows. Tech companies will make big moves in the space.
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