The Connected Healthcare Future is Bright

Danielle Kirsch

The HIMSS16 dust is clearing, and the steady stream of buzz and announcements last week suggests that the healthcare landscape ahead will be bright.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released a study on Wednesday that found 52 percent of hospitals use three or more connected health technologies, highlighting the increasing importance of such services as remote patient monitoring, telehealth concierge services and patient portals play in the hospital setting.

The 2016 HIMSS Connected Health Survey, conducted in partnership with the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), also found that 58 percent of hospitals use mobile-optimized patient portals, while nearly half (48 percent) use applications for patient education and engagement. In addition, 47 percent of hospitals expect to expand their use of connected health technologies in the next few years.

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Learn more by following the conversation on Twitter at #HIMSS16, #EmpowerHIT and #Connect2Health.

To learn how PAN can help your company meet its healthcare communications goals, please email tmunroe@pancomm.com.

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