A new report from market research firm peer60 finds healthcare providers are devoting more of their IT purchasing budgets to population health and patient engagement.
Chris Jensen, peer60 executive vice president, notes:
Population health and patient engagement are the hottest areas by a wide margin. It’s really no surprise these two segments continue to lead the way among hospital IT upgrades considering their impact on successful migration to value-based care and value-based purchasing.
While electronic health records remains a significant portion of healthcare IT budgets, the potential for cost savings and higher quality patient care have driven providers to invest in new areas of healthcare technology.