2017 was a banner year for bad news. Cybersecurity was less than healthy, and hackers escalated their cyberattack efforts — which means it was a troubling year for consumer data as well. Security advances were visible but were unevenly applied throughout the ecosystem. Also looking less than healthy? Consumers themselves, as rising costs in healthcare translated into falling access. Before you get bummed out, have heart: 2018 started out strong. Here are the various innovations that made closing those holes and upping that access possible.