Survey: Hospital CIOs weigh in on most promising, overhyped IT trends

Despite growing interest in blockchain deployment in healthcare, almost half of hospital CIOs cite the technology as the most "overhyped" health IT trend, according to an Impact Advisors survey.

For the survey, the Naperville, Ill.-based health IT consultancy asked 56 hospital and health system CIOs from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives organization about their attitudes toward emerging technologies in the healthcare space.

Here's how CIOs responded when asked to identify the IT trend with the most potential to make a "tangible, positive" impact on healthcare within the next two years.

1. Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and application programming interfaces: 50 percent

2. Natural language processing: 16.1 percent

3. Cloud computing: 14.3 percent

4. Machine learning: 12.5 percent

5. Don't know or no opinion: 5.4 percent

6. Blockchain: 1.8 percent

Here's how CIOs responded when asked to identify the most overhyped IT trend in terms of its potential to make a "tangible, positive" impact on healthcare within the next two years.

1. Blockchain: 48.2 percent

2. Cloud computing: 23.2 percent

3. Don't know or no opinion: 10.7 percent

4. Machine learning: 7.1 percent

4. Natural language processing: 7.1 percent

6. FHIR and APIs: 3.6 percent

To access Impact Advisors' survey, click here.

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