A new survey out of the Center for Connected Medicine and the Health Management Academy examines
which technologies healthcare executives plan to invest in and prioritize in the year ahead.
The survey shows that cybersecurity is a top priority for executives. Ninety percent of participants
showed that they plan to increase cybersecurity spending in the next year.
Consumer facing technology was another area they wanted to grow on. Fifty four percent of participants
are integrating patient-generated data into their EHR’s.
Most participants believe patient portals are the source of patient-generated data that will have the most value
for health systems in 2018. Other IT priorities participants want to invest in include home monitoring equipment (46 percent),
mobile health apps (21 percent) and wearables (17 percent).
Virtual care is becoming more important for healthcare executives. Only 39 percent of health systems currently receive
reimbursement for virtual care, and 45 percent get reimbursed for remote monitoring. Yet among those not being reimbursed,
numerous respondents anticipate being reimbursed in 2018 for virtual care (71 percent), remote monitoring (17 percent) and
other telemedicine services (71 percent).
Predictive analytics is another topic that healthcare executives want to improve. Health system executives think predictive analytics
will help areas of patient quality and safety, readmissions, and clinical decision support.
Lastly, artificial intelligence showed to be less important for healthcare executives.
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