Top Trends in US Healthcare IT
This year’s HIMSS* conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, was the best-attended ever, attracting over attendees and exhibitors. Five themes predominated throughout the conference:
Payment Reform The importance of these issues for healthcare organizations was reflected in results from the 26th Annual HIMMS Leadership Survey which explores attitudes about business issues impacting healthcare, the ability of IT to facilitate patient care, population health, patient engagement, and mHealth. The health IT market is heading into new territory as federal EHR subsidies run dry and industry and government stakeholders increasingly question the value of the Meaningful Use program. The most dynamic health IT market opportunities for 2015 and beyond pertain to products and services that address the five themes talked about at HIMSS, all of which are central to healthcare transformation.
About this report
The 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, a key event for the health IT industry, held on April 12-16, 2015 in Chicago provided a comprehensive overview of the state of the market from the perspective of various stakeholders, including health IT vendors, healthcare providers, and government regulators, and as a reliable harbinger for what is in store for the coming year. This Market Insight includes a high-level overview of the conference, including summary statistics, special programs and exhibits, notable announcements, and select vendor news, excerpts from the 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey and implications of select findings, top trends and vendors to watch for 2015, and key takeaways from HIMSS15 and on health IT market opportunities.
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