Health information technology

The shift from volume to value drives new health IT priorities

​In today's rapidly changing health care landscape, one major trend has remained constant: many health care organizations are integrating health information technology (HIT) initiatives into broad organizational performance improvement strategies in order to stay competitive. Your organization's ability to not only keep up with those changes, but also get ahead of them, could be the competitive advantage you need to firmly grasp a leadership position in this new health care ecosystem.

Health information technologies and data-driven transformation

Health care is evolving quickly, and the requirements many sought when implementing systems have changed dramatically in the last few years as new health IT priorities have emerged: data sharing, care coordination, patient engagement, and predictive analytics. Overall convergence in the health care sector has accelerated the need for interoperability, not just for EHRs, but also across clinical, financial, and operational systems.

Investments in health IT systems–enterprise health systems, EHRs, HIT shared services, and application management services–continue to be priority capital expenditures for many. The intended outcomes of these health information technology investments are insights that can lead to higher efficiencies and lower costs. But before making investments, it is important to know how health IT systems and analytics platforms can help your organization make better decisions and run more efficiently. From health systems to health plans to life sciences companies, when you consider how each piece of your business can work better with technology, you will likely begin to reap the benefits of technology transformation.

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