Insights into the future digital health landscape

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In the "Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018" report, survey results from more than 20 U.S. executives provided a look into how healthcare professionals are prioritizing health information technology trends.

The report covers priorities such as cybersecurity, predictive analytics, technology, virtual care and artificial intelligence (AI).

Findings of the report include:

  • Nine of 10 health systems reported they will increase spending on cybersecurity technology.
  • Two-thirds of respondents said they are increasing non-C suite cybersecurity staff.
  • Only 17 percent of respondents believed wearables to create valuable patient-generated data; 21 percent believe the same for mobile health apps.
  • Over half of respondents were using or plan to use genomic testing as part of providing personalized medicine.
  • 39 percent of respondents received reimbursement for virtual care, and 45 percent receive reimbursement for remote monitoring.
  • Of the respondents not receiving reimbursement, 71 percent expect to in 2018.
  • Implementation of AI ranked low or very low in two-thirds of the responding health systems, because of the difficulty in proving its value while it is still in its early stages.