During the World of Health IT conference last week in Barcelona, HIMSS’s Steve Lieber sat down with Healthcare Informatics to talk about the (varying) pace of healthcare IT advancement across Europe—and beyond
According to the latest analysis by the Skokie, Ill.-based advisory company Kaufman, Hall and Associates, hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions in 2016 are on pace to match the large-scale level of M&A activity in 2015.
More than half of healthcare CIOs anticipate increases in IT budgets in the next 12 months, which outpaces other industries, yet healthcare CIOs also face significant skill gaps in data and analytics, project management and change management.
Healthcare leaders at the CHIME16 CIO Fall Forum took to discussing the biggest trouble areas for CIOs today, what actions should be taken to avoid these minefields, and how to survive if they do occur.
Eighty-one percent of CIOs surveyed said that strengthening data security was their top business goal for the next 18 months, ahead of increasing patient satisfaction (70 percent) and improving physician satisfaction (65 percent), according to survey findings...