2021 will be the most intense year in decades for payers in health insurance plans, healthcare providers and their IT vendors as they start to tackle the recent game-changing open Application Programmer Interface regulation.  It will require them to finally share data. 

Other 2021 challenges include competition surrounding price transparency (hard to play hide-and-seek with the lights on!) and the COVID-19 pandemic which is overwhelming our health system with the worst likely yet to come, even with a vaccine and a huge backlog of elective surgery.

Payers, coming off massive profits in 2020, will have an unprecedented opportunity to forge new provider relationships in the move to the win-win of value-based care.

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