Providers' Top 8 Innovation Priorities

A rapidly changing healthcare landscape is challenging providers of all sizes to innovate new solutions to meet regulatory requirements and stay competitive.

A new survey from HIMSS and innovation accelerator AVIA reveals that while providers have numerous priorities when it comes to innovations, cutting costs is at the top of the list. The top areas for innovations included:

  • Cost reduction (65 percent, most common response from all hospitals)
  • Improving patient satisfaction (64 percent)
  • Improving knowledge sharing and management (54 percent, most common response from academic medical centers and children's hospitals)
  • Medical error reduction (52 percent)
  • Better manage risk and value-based payment models (51 percent)
  • Readmission/ unnecessary admission reductions (46 percent)
  • Expanding service to new markets/ patient populations (40 percent)
  • New patient acquisition (26 percent, most common response from ambulatory providers)

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