Current Reports and Surveys of Interest

Surveys have been completed, questions have been asked, and polls have been taken. These companies sifted through all of the data and have created some informative reports about the current and future state of the health IT industry focusing on EHRs, hospitals and mobile technology, value based reimbursements, and professional compensation.

Zebra Technologies Corporation (@ZebraTechnology) announced the results of its Future of Healthcare: 2022 Hospital Vision Study, revealing the impact of mobile technology use in acute care hospitals. The research, which incorporates feedback from nursing managers, IT decision-makers, and patients, offers a unique perspective from the front-line of patient care. It also highlights the transformational power clinical mobility is expected to have on global health services within the next five years.

Black Book
Black Book™ Research (@blackbookpolls) surveyed 7,459 physicians, health administrators, technology managers and clinical leaders in ambulatory and inpatient settings across 23 foreign countries to help global stakeholders identify gaps, challenges and successes in healthcare IT adoption and records systems connectivity. Two thousand three hundred and eighty-eight providers and regional healthcare delivery organizations across the globe also responded to questions on planned HIT acquisitions, budgets, timetables and vendor awareness.The 98-page “State of the Global EHR Industry, 2018” report released highlights nations in various phases of regional EHR adoption.

Pivot Point Consulting
According to a recent study by Pivot Point Consulting (@pivotpc), a Vaco Company, it’s a good time to work in healthcare IT. In fourth quarter 2017, Pivot Point Consulting conducted an anonymous survey of 488 industry professionals across the United States, covering questions of compensation and career motivation. Among their findings: the average salary of full-time HIT workers has increased by 12% since 2015, growing from $93,960 to $107,146.

Change Health
More than 80% of payers are integrating social determinants of health into their member programs, and nearly all payers no longer believe that high-deductible health plans drive positive consumer behaviors. These are just two of several extraordinary insights revealed in the 8th annual Industry Pulse survey, a new national research survey released and commissioned by Change Healthcare (@Change_HC) and the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) (@HCExecGroup).

Damo Consulting
Damo Consulting’s (@damoconsult) 2nd annual survey on the 2018 demand environment for healthcare IT holds a couple of surprises, but also confirms that the fundamentals of the market haven’t changed all that much. The bottom line is this: the transition to value-based care continues unabated and is expected to be the main driver for technology spend in 2018. The overall takeaway for this year is that healthcare remains an attractive sector, however concerns about the policy environment, competitive landscape and long sales cycles will continue to be a drag in achieving growth objectives.

AMGA (@theAMGA) conducted its third annual risk survey to determine whether AMGA members are transitioning from reimbursements based on volume to payment models based on value and to identify impediments to taking insurance risk. The findings in this year’s survey are similar to the past two surveys in that the responses show that a transition to value is occurring, despite structural impediments that make this change extremely challenging.

As healthcare organizations come to understand the strategic value of data and information throughout their organization, information governance (IG) is no longer viewed as a “buzzword,” but recognized as a business imperative, according to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) (@AHIMAResources) white paper, The Pulse on Information Governance in Healthcare.