The future of healthcare reform is far from certain, but there's a general consensus in some healthcare sectors--including health IT--that many of the provisions and programs will continue regardless of what happens in November and beyond.
But it's hard to resist pondering the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on health reform on the business of healthcare. Editors at FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare and our sister publications, FiercePharma and FierceMedicalDevices, have created a special report on how the high court's ruling is making its mark on several industries.
Healthcare technology makes it into the healthcare reform winners circle, in part because the ruling preserves federally-funded pilot programs for technologies including telemedicine, mHealth and remote healthcare.
The medical device industry, on the other hand, doesn't fare so well under healthcare reform. The industry has branded the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices a jobs- and innovation-killer.
Check out how healthcare reform will affect other areas of healthcare, including pharma companies, emergency room care, hospitals and health systems and payers, in the reform winners and losers slideshow.