AquinaSeptember 18, 2017

2016 HIMMS Connected Health Survey Results

2016 HIMMS Connected Health Survey Results

HIMSS released the results of its 2016 Connected Health Survey. The survey is reflective of 227 IT, informatics and clinical professionals in U.S. hospitals and health systems with regard to their organization’s current and future use of connected health technologies.

According to the results, more than half of the health systems surveyed say they’re using at least three different types of mHealth technology, and more than half are looking at new platforms.

Providers Are Ready to Embrace Connected Health

Some interesting findings include:

  • 52% of hospitals use three or more connected health technologies
  • 69% are using a mobile-optimized patient portal
  • 47% expect to expand their use of connected health technologies in the next few years

What does this mean for your practice?

Respondents found that the technologies implemented within hospital settings positively impacted capabilities to communicate with patients along with the ability to deliver a higher standard of care.  Given these positive impacts, it’s understandable why healthcare organizations are looking to increase their investment in these tools for the future.

If your practice could use a cash infusion to invest in the technology needed to provide the quality of care your patients expect, talk to Provider Web today. Let’s discuss the financial tools available to help you grow.