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Business Trends: Understanding Your Healthcare Technology Customer

February 2011 | 91 pages | ID: B8C429E528BEN
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Introduction

While few hospitals are significantly ramping up IT budgets, few are cutting back on investment. EHRs continue to be the main investment priority but hospitals also recognize the need for digital imaging solutions.

Features and benefits
  • Effectively map IT solutions to address healthcare business pain points.
  • Gain firsthand insight on spending priorities and IT budget outlooks.
  • Target healthcare customers more effectively.
Highlights

EHRs are still the number-one investment priority and represent the largest part of IT budget expenditure. The planned adoption of EHRs is strongest in the US, Canada, and the UK where governments are pushing EHR adoption initiatives particularly heavily.

Your key questions answered
  • This report examines the top business challenges, IT budget outlook, and spending priorities among hospitals in seven countries.
  • Over the last year, hospitals have become more familiar with telehealth and the assessment of telehealth applications has become more differentiated.
Executive summary
Research methodology
Organizational characteristics
IT budgets
Healthcare IT priorities
EHR adoption
Telehealth, mHealth, and HIE
IT drivers, dynamics and IT strategy


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