Which IT trend is most promising? 29% of provider execs say telemedicine

Twenty-nine percent of executives from healthcare providers agree telemedicine is the most promising emerging technology trend in the healthcare industry, according to a Reaction Data report.

Reaction Data surveyed 97 C-suite executives and directors from various provider organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and specialty clinics, about their view of the future of healthcare.

Here's how the 97 executives responded when asked, "Which technologies will have the biggest impact?":

1. Telemedicine: 29 percent

2. Artificial intelligence: 20 percent

3. Interoperability: 15 percent

4. Data analytics: 13 percent

5. Mobile data: 11 percent

6. Information security: 7 percent

7. Cloud: 3 percent

8. Blockchain: 2 percent

The survey also asked respondents what they believe are the most useful cases for telemedicine. They cited reaching patients in rural areas (24 percent), follow-up care (24 percent) and managing specific patient populations (23 percent).

To download Reaction Data's report, click here.

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