The Health Information Technology (Health IT) is evolving rapidly – thanks to the digital solutions being introduced to address prominent challenges in healthcare, including lowering costs, managing large volumes of data, increasing patient engagement and improving health outcomes.
To provide insight into the top trends in health IT, the Center for Connected Medicine partnered with the Health Management Academy survey health executives of 35 largest health systems in the United States. The survey gives a deep dive into health system perspectives on predictive analytics, virtual care, A.I., cybersecurity and consumer-facing technology.
According to the Top of Mind 2018 study, nearly two-thirds of hospital executives said implementation of A.I. solutions is a ‘low’ priority for their health systems. Over 50 per cent of health systems said population health (46%), clinical decision support (59%), and disease management (42%) are the most common areas in which either they already have, or are planning to, implement A.I. technologies.
Cybersecurity was seen a top priority. As per the study, around 92 per cent respondents plan to invest in cybersecurity resources in 2018. Health system executives also recognize the potential of patient-generated data. All the health systems participated in the survey plan to promote health and wellness apps in 2018, primarily using physician recommendations and patient portals.
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