The health-technology industry is wrapping up a marquee year.
Start-ups in the space got record levels of funding from venture capitalists, and the second half of the year featured some notable acquisitions, including ResMed's $225 million purchase of Propeller Health this month.
Large technology companies such as Apple and Amazon explored opportunities to get their products into the medical sector, and they made some important hires along those lines. In response, traditional health-care companies, including pharmaceutical makers and health plans, forged their own partnerships with tech developers to help them modernize their offerings and improve the consumer experience.
That's all in the rearview mirror now. What's likely to happen in the year ahead?
CNBC asked a dozen experts from across the health-care industry for their predictions. Here are their top picks: