January 22, 2016

[Survey] Which IT Trends Are Driving Your Hospital’s Decisions In 2016?

[Survey] Which IT Trends Are Driving Your Hospital’s Decisions In 2016?

SURVEY: The State of Healthcare IT in 2016Each year Extreme surveys thousands of healthcare IT professionals about their priorities, challenges, and best practices to gather the latest statistics and newest insights to help guide your IT decision making for the year. As a CIO or Healthcare IT professional, by taking a of couple minutes to weigh in on The Status and Trends of Healthcare IT in 2016 we will be able to help you in your 2016 planning process by sending you exclusive early access to the final survey results.

As we bid farewell to another year gone by, we can’t help but reflect on the high-level trends that shaped 2015 and challenged CIOs:

  • The increased importance placed on the security of medical devices to address hospital vulnerability to hackers
  • Securing work data on the personal smartphones and tablets to protect patient data and guard employees against cyber threats
  • Finding creative and innovative ways to use technology to address the core business needs of providing quality healthcare, putting the patient at the center and focusing on safety while dealing with meaningful use, ICD-10 and the other big-headline topics
  • The lack of interoperability caused by an industry that does not have data standards

Only time will tell what the future holds for healthcare in 2016, but according to CIO Magazine’s Healthcare Technology Predictions for 2016, technology investments will accelerate to take on consumerism and competition. This remains in line with the 2015 IDC Health Insights IT spending forecast report, which stated that IT investment by the Western European healthcare sector is forecasted to reach $14.6 billion in 2018.

We may not have the advantage of a crystal ball, but one thing is for sure – in 2016, the Healthcare IT landscape is more diverse and exciting than ever before. Get your sneak peek into what issues will shape the year ahead.

Help us help you and take this 2 minute survey on the State of Healthcare IT in 2016 and receive exclusive early access to the final results!

About The Contributor:
Bob ZemkeDirector of Healthcare Solutions

Bob Zemke is the Director of Healthcare Solutions and is responsible for the healthcare market strategy at Extreme Networks. An IT professional with a broad span of experience in healthcare, Bob has over 14 years working both within hospital IT and as a consultant in next generation network design, deployment and management. Bob has been featured in publications such as HealthCare Design Magazine, Mobile Wireless Magazine, and Healthcare Executive Exchange. He is coauthor of a book entitled "WiFi Enabled Healthcare" that is available on Amazon.com. Bob frequently participates industry-specific events including HIMSS, Enterprise Connect, Interop and is active in the AAMI, CWNP, IEEE, and HIMSS organizations . Bob holds an BA degree in Telecommunications Management from Western Michigan University and his MS in Telecommunications and Network Management from Syracuse University's iSchool.

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