Healthcare CIOs Reveal Top Priorities, Challenges in the Drive to Connected Healthcare

PRNNewswire

The Health Care business of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the results of its annual focus group, comprised of over 20 healthcare IT executives that are members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The focus group participants accepted more accountability than in previous years to provide the safe and reliable technology tools necessary to deliver high-quality, connected, and cost-effective care. The survey results also highlighted the importance of a team approach with support across the organization in helping CIOs achieve the vision of connected healthcare.

While the focus group came together before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the technology priorities for 2020 – from data sharing and security to using data analytics to help vulnerable populations – have become more urgent in light of the pandemic challenges. For example, recent months have illustrated the need for data access to inform decisions about population health, wellness and care capacity.

The surveyed executives identified three main priority areas for 2020...

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