Black Book announced the results of its year-end C-suite poll as well as nine trends slated to impact providers, vendors and payers through the first half of 2017.
According to the survey, 82% of CIOs, 91% of CFOs and 83% of CEOs believe it is time to improve their organization’s technology.
The following are nine trends predicted for 2017.
- Technology Budgets Stagnate, Purchases through Q2 largely will be based on current business need.
- Electronic Data Warehouses (EDW) move to the top of short term priorities.
- Renewed and upgraded Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) swings back into importance, now for Value Based Care Costing.
- Financially stable, regional IDNs are spending big dollars toward extended connectivity while the rest of the pack looks on.
- Providers keep watch and wait for Large Scale Healthcare Cyber Attacks before forming a Better Defense.
- Hype around the Cloud quiets down as it becomes the primary way to build enterprise architecture.
- Focus on Front End and Middle Office Business Office Functions & RCM Outsourcing intensifies.
- Skilled hospital tech staff recruitment is even more challenging.
- Interest in Precision Medicine initiatives continue but few have commitments to buy for first half of the New Year.