Healthcare Leaders Find Opportunities and Obstacles in E-Health Systems-Free Intelligence Report

Press Releases, January 25, 2011

Healthcare leaders are making headway in becoming meaningful users of electronic health systems, but that doesn't mean they're completely satisfied with their systems. In fact, the mood of respondents in the newest HealthLeaders Media intelligence report, E-Health Systems: Opportunities and Obstacles, is decidedly ambivalent about some aspects of health information technology, including cost, value, and functionality.

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This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insights regarding e-health systems from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • 90% of leaders say they'll achieve meaningful use from the governmental push for e-health systems by 2016
  • 71% of hospital and physician leaders agree that e-health systems will increase efficiency at their own organization—67% said healthcare will become more efficient nationwide 
  • 54% of hospital and 60% of physician leaders are satisfied with overall functionality of their systems
  • 46% of respondents cited lack of financing or resources as the greatest challenge of implementing e-health systems—and about a quarter are still struggling to overcome physician resistance

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