The 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey reflects the experiences and opinions of information technology (IT) professionals in U.S. healthcare provider organizations regarding the use of IT in their organizations. This study covers a wide array of topics crucial to healthcare IT leadership including IT priorities, issues driving and challenging technology adoption, impact on patient engagement, and the level of support that IT has from the Executive team and Board of Directors. Because the questions in this year’s study have been updated to explore the strategic role of IT, comparisons to data from previous years is not presented.
This survey revealed that 72 percent of respondents report that consumer and patient considerations, such as patient engagement, satisfaction and quality of care will have a major impact on their organization’s strategic efforts over the next two years.
The infographic illustrates the key findings: