As we look back at 2019, we reflect on some of the trends and topics that shape the industries we work in. In healthcare, price transparency and the measles outbreak were hot-button issues. In wine and spirits, new trends like enotourism and DTC sales piqued the interest of people in the industry.
These issues and others made our annual Top 10 list of most-read articles on the blog. Let’s take a look at the topics most popular with our readers this past year.
1. 4 Best Practices to Creating a Data-Driven Culture
Often the difference between the organizations that make analytics work and the ones that don’t is the way they approach data. This blog post gave four best practices for creating a data-driven culture, using six real-world examples from Dimensional Insight customers finding success through data.
2. Hot Topic: Healthcare Price Transparency
The price of healthcare was talked about a lot in 2019…and it’s likely to continue to be talked about in the new year, even if it wasn’t an election year. This blog post looks at the transparency – or lack thereof – surrounding the cost of healthcare.
3. Patient Perspectives on Technology in Healthcare
The idea of using technology to increase efficiencies in the healthcare world is exciting, but sometimes it can come at a cost. This blog post reminds physicians and administrators that the technology should not negatively affect the doctor-patient relationship.
4. How Wineries Can Take Advantage of Enotourism
The growing popularity of enotourism – travel aimed at wine regions – has wineries trying to figure out how to best take advantage of the trend. This blog post lays out the experiences some wineries are providing to draw visitors, and offers other suggestions to help vineyards get in on the action.
5. Understanding the Organic Wine Craze
Organic wine is a trend that is expected to grow over the next few years. How can a winery figure out if there is a demand for its products to be organic? What even makes a wine organic? And is your winery already unknowingly producing organic wine? The way to find the answers to all of those questions is laid out in this blog post.
6. 5 Technologies That Will Shape Healthcare in 2020
When it comes to the use of technology in healthcare, some experts say there hasn’t been a more exciting time to be involved in the industry. That is in part because of the impact some of the technologies can have on healthcare in the immediate future. This blog post lists five technologies that will shape the future of healthcare in the coming year.
7. How Wine Suppliers Can Capitalize on the Drinking at Home Trend
As the aforementioned enotourism post explained, for many people, travel and wine experiences go hand in hand. But for many others, wine is best enjoyed at home. This blog post looks at what the industry are doing to cater to the stay-at-home drinker.
8. Direct-to-Consumer Sales Rise Among Wine Lovers
More and more Americans are taking advantage of the changing wine shipping laws to have wine delivered right to their door. This blog post examines the growth of direct-to-consumer sales as well as the related benefits and challenges.
9. Empathy in Healthcare: Is There Room for It in the Technological Era?
While technology has much to offer in the world of healthcare, it cannot provide the human connection that a healthcare professional can. This blog post assesses the level of empathy in healthcare and how the technology can coexist alongside an empathetic person providing care.
10. Hot Topic: How Analytics Can Help During a Measles Outbreak
The first few months of 2019 saw hundreds of measles cases reported – the most in the United States since 2000. This blog post provided a look at where the disease was being reported, as well as the role of analytics in tracking a health crisis such as this one.
Have a wonderful 2020!
As always, I’d like to thank our loyal blog readers and wish you all a happy and prosperous 2020!