It’s a new year, and there’s a new administration in Washington. We can’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but it’s clear that we can expect a lot of changes in the months and years ahead.

The Affordable Care Act. The 21st Century Cures Act. Pricing pressures. Drug and device research. There’s a lot on the line.

Perhaps the near future will be very different from what we’re accustomed to, or maybe the industry won’t see as much change as some expect.

Regardless of what happens, we’ve faced change before, and we’ll certainly face it again. This isn’t the time to sit back and wait for what may or may not come. We must keep moving forward — adapting and innovating for patients and healthcare professionals.

Read more about what I believe we must do in the days ahead in my E-source column in PM360, Leading Innovation During Times of Rapid Change.