Once regarded as a support function, IT is increasingly seen as central to healthcare providers’ ability to meet the challenges of regulatory compliance, clinical quality improvements, and profitability. This report takes a closer look at how and where leading providers are allocating their IT investments to achieve maximum impact—and where they are most vulnerable.
In this NEW report, gain insights into key strategies and spending plans, such as the following:
- IT is costly and ROI can be difficult to calculate, but 75% of healthcare leaders are satisfied with the value IT delivers.
- Healthcare providers are betting heavily on analytics, with 77% increasing investments in clinical analytics and 62% in financial analytics over the next three years.
- IT is key to improving population health: Supporting coordinated care is one of the top IT priorities for all settings, and was mentioned by more than half (51%) of health systems in particular.
- Data integration is a big deal. More than one-third of respondents (34%) have integrated their ambulatory and outpatient EHR records, and 33% are rolling out their EHR integration program. Overall, 50% say that integrating clinical and financial data will be a key investment area over the next three years.
- Productivity metrics are lacking: Nearly one-third of healthcare leaders (31%) acknowledge a weakness in accessing, analyzing, and acting upon staff productivity data. This threatens their ability to counter declining revenues through maximum efficiency.
- IT is getting more clinical: Tracking clinical performance is among the top three strategic drivers of their IT efforts for nearly half of respondents (48%).
- Reporting requirements remain a burden: Nearly two-thirds (64%) include ICD-10 among the regulatory/documentation challenges over the next three years.
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