2017 Healthcare Outlook: Steve Edwards

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Part One

Steve Edwards, President and CEO of Cox Health shares his top predictions for the healthcare industry for 2017. He expresses concern over changes that will inevitably be made to the ACA and his predictions for the insurance industry in general.


Part Two

Cox Health President and CEO Steve Edwards continues his predictions for the 2017 healthcare industry with his hopes that the opioid crisis will receive more focus, especially in Missouri. He also talks about the future of insurance rates.


Part Three

President and CEO of Cox Health, Steve Edwards discusses how the trend of hospital closings and consolidations is likely to continue. He talks about the nationwide nurse shortage and how hospital networks like his are constantly recruiting by trying to show nursing as a “safe bet” career.


Part Four

President and CEO of Cox Health Steve Edwards continues his discussion of the nursing shortage and how his hospital is addressing it. He also talks about the emerging trend of telemedicine and the inherent benefits of it. He also discusses how careers in healthcare seem to be appealing to both retired boomers re-entering the workforce and millennials looking for a fulfilling career that makes a social impact.

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