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July 2017

Patient engagement strategy heavily influences tech investment

Healthcare organizations have embraced value-based care and patient engagement strategy, judging from an upswing in health IT investments aimed at improving the quality of patient care. That news is among the most noteworthy results of a health IT purchasing intentions survey conducted by TechTarget Inc. in partnership with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME. TechTarget publishes SearchHealthIT. Improving the quality of patient care is the top reason for health IT changes in 2017, according to 53.3% of survey respondents, a marked jump from 44.1% in 2016. Healthcare organizations are in the early waves of a growing shift in how medical facilities conduct business, as greater patient participation in care will merge with actions to improve patient outcomes. The end result will see patients more directly involved with how well they maintain their health and recover from medical treatment -- and federal reimbursement will hinge on those outcomes. The TechTarget and CHIME survey, conducted from ...

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