When it comes to health care technology investments next year, health systems are more likely to invest in proven solutions that will have an immediate impact. For instance, nine out of 10 health systems say they will boost spending on cybersecurity technology that will help identify threats in 2018, but they are proceeding more cautiously on widely hyped artificial intelligence technologies and consumer-focused devices such as wearables.
Those are among the findings of a new survey covering more than 20 major U.S. health systems and conducted by the Pittsburgh-based Center for Connected Medicine (CCM), in partnership with the Health Management Academy (The Academy).
Titled “Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018,” the report provides insights into how health care leaders are prioritizing emerging health IT trends in the coming year. Based on quantitative and qualitative surveys of executives at leading hospitals and health systems across the country, the report focuses on the five areas in the health IT industry, namely cybersecurity, consumer-facing technology, predictive analytics, virtual care and artificial intelligence. [Read more…]