Vendors Push Big Data Analytics, but Hospitals Focus on Safety, Security

Vendors are all about big data analytics and health IT integration, but hospital leaders are more focused on patient safety, data security, and process improvement.

Vendors and healthcare providers are not seeing eye to eye on their top priorities for 2018, according to the latest HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce Survey released at HIMSS18 today. While vendors and consulting firms are eager to bring big data analytics, interoperability, and better health information technology to hospitals and health systems, their clients are much more focused on the basics of ensuring patient safety, improving operational efficiencies, and keeping their sensitive health data secure.

Author: Jennifer Bresnick


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