HIMSS Analytics study outlines how hospitals are bringing a population health approach to health IT

HIMSS Analytics has released its newest 2016 Essentials Brief: Population Health Study, which provides a glimpse of how hospitals and health systems integrate population health initiatives with their IT infrastructures.

HIMSS Analytics compiled information for the study by surveying 104 hospital C-suite executives, vice presidents and directors of IT, clinical systems and clinical analytics. HIMSS Analytics LOGIC, a global market intelligence tool, provided additional information.

The study includes information on current challenges hospitals face when implementing a population health strategy, as well as insight on the future adoption of population health programs.

"It is encouraging to see the level of population health programs and initiatives increase in 2016 from our previous 2015 study," said HIMSS Analytics Director of Research Brendan FitzGerald. "However, organizations still face challenges with these programs on a number of levels, including data and solution integration, knowledge and expertise and cost of sustaining these programs long-term."

Click here for more information on the study, and click here to access information on purchasing the study.

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