The change in U.S. health care reimbursement models from one based solely on volume to one that increasingly depends on the value of the services delivered represents a seismic shift in health care. The shift to value-based purchasing is affecting health systems’ focus and priorities from the bedside to the boardroom — and technology plays an increasingly important role in supporting process change and care model evolution.
To better understand how value-based purchasing is influencing hospital information technology decision-making, Vocera Communications sponsored research by global health care advisor HIMSS Analytics, which surveyed 256 executives from health systems, hospitals, and clinics during the 2016 HIMSS conference in Las Vegas. More than one-third (35 percent) of the respondents were C-suite decision-makers. Thirty percent were clinical leaders: chief medical information officers, chief medical officers, and chief nursing officers. Forty-five percent were IT leaders: chief information officers and IT directors and managers.