Yesterday, Royal Philips announced the results of their latest healthcare leadership survey. The survey of 121 healthcare IT leaders, conducted by HIMSS Media, focused on how leaders are prioritizing their future healthcare technology investments. The results suggest that leaders are focused on direct patient care and supporting collaboration across the care continuum, with an emphasis on enhanced electronic medical record (EMR) functionality and clinical/operation improvements.
"The role of health IT is shifting from simply meeting compliance requirements, to extending the reach of care to where the patient is," said Dr. Joseph Frassica, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips. "This data reinforces the feedback we get from our customers and partners every day, and it will further drive our innovation strategy to design products and solutions that meet evolving health IT needs and make care delivery truly patient-centric."
Some key findings of the survey:
- Healthcare organizations are looking to invest in new technologies to enhance the value of existing systems.
- Healthcare orgnizations are interested in new strategies to expand access to quality care.
- The majority of investments in 2015 went into enhanced EMR functionality--with an emphasis on mobile solutions and telehealth technologies.
- Healthcare organizations also looked to leverage more remote monitoring capabilities.
- Respondents ranked patient health information security as a priority--as well as optimizing reimbursement through Meaningful Use.
The complete results of the survey are available here: "Healthcare IT's evolving role: Driving clinical and financial improvement."