28 Mar Study: Analytics, population health top 2016 priorities for hospital CIOs, CMIOs
Many analytics programs are well underway but demand more resources, while just as many are nascent and require more development, Stoltenberg Consulting said.
Thirty-three percent of healthcare IT executives cited data analytics as the biggest topic in 2016 while 32 percent said population health is, according to the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting.
“Healthcare providers are flooded with piles and piles of EHR data each day,” said Sheri Stoltenberg, CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting. “It has now become imperative to learn to sift through the large quantities of complex information to leverage data insights through data analytics for improved clinical care and compliance and operational effectiveness.”
The healthcare information technology consulting firm surveyed CIOs, CMIOs, IT directors and consultants at HIMSS16 earlier this month.