With HIMSS15 now behind us, it was clearly evident at the conference just how much the five technology pillars are driving healthcare IT transformations. The results of a recent HIMSS benchmarking survey also bear this trend out:
- Infrastructure: 20% percent of respondents indicated that a focus on security systems was their current key infrastructure priority. Nearly one-quarter (22%) indicated that at least three-fourths of the data captured by mobile devices was integrated into their organization’s EMR system.
- Analytics: 70% of respondents noted that health IT benefits their overall ability to provide care efficiently, including access to information to understand daily caseloads. 80% percent indicated that the information provided through IT tools helped clinicians process data and improved their access to information for providing safe patient care.
- Imaging: The need for additional functionality was cited as a primary driver by 68% of respondents who plan to purchase a new imaging system, or upgrade/replace their current imaging system. 69% indicated they use mobile technology to view patient information such as lab results or digital images.
- Telehealth: Almost half of healthcare organizations use telemedicine and among those, more than 42% of them said their primary motivation was to reduce gaps in care. About 16 percent said their main reason for adoption was to improve access to care.
- Simplified “any access” to sensitive data: More than half of respondents (59%) reported their organization has a mobile technology plan in place. Another 29% reported their organization is presently developing a plan. The majority also reported that their organization offers clinicians the ability to access key clinical systems via mobile devices.
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