According to a new market insight survey of healthcare professionals conducted by HIMSS Media for Hyland Healthcare finds optimizing clinical workflows as their top goal for achieving health IT interoperability. However, 56 percent of healthcare professionals said the inability to effectively manage unstructured data is a key obstacle to achieving this goal.
More than 145 healthcare professionals representing IT, business and clinical roles within provider organizations responded to the survey. The research conducted by HIMSS Media on behalf of Hyland Healthcare provides unique insights into the IT interoperability goals, challenges, and plans of leading provider organizations.
Other key findings of the survey include:
– 66 percent of the unstructured data in healthcare enterprises is inaccessible/unavailable for patient care decisions
– 78 percent of IT/technology leaders report their interoperability efforts are excellent or good, but only 48 percent of clinicians feel the same
– Only one-third of all respondents report the highest level of interoperability with two or more systems exchanging, interpreting and using exchanged data
– 68 percent of respondents say integrating new solutions with legacy systems is a key barrier to interoperability
– 3 top priorities include optimizing clinical workflows (35%), facilitating a single view of the patient (20%), and enforcing health IT interoperability standards across care settings (22%)
– 47% are adopting an enterprise strategy while 11% plan to adopt one