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News and studies
HIMSS has released its 2022 report on the future of healthcare, and the survey results suggest that payers and providers view big tech companies differently. While 40% of healthcare leaders report “strong competition” with companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, the majority of payers see these companies as drivers of innovation over the next five years . However, entities tend to agree that personalized care and care coordination will have a positive outcome on both patient outcomes and clinician job satisfaction.
A survey of 5,000 clinicians by experience management firm Qualtrics found that only half of nurses and doctors believe in the future of their organizations. Just over half of respondents indicated that they are able to achieve their career goals in their current role. Additionally, only 55% of nurses said their managers care about their well-being, while only 35% of physicians believe their organization is truly committed to pay-for-performance initiatives.
Research firm AVIA’s Digital Benchmarking Initiative report shows a significant gap between the number of providers making digital tools available to patients and the number of patients actually using them. According to the survey of 35 health systems, while 36% of appointment slots are available through online appointment booking, only 6% of appointments were booked online. Additionally, 60% of providers offer virtual tours, while only 8% of tours are conducted virtually.
Patient engagement provider GetWell reported that patients diagnosed with COVID-19 using the company’s care management product had a 32% lower hospitalization rate. The study published by Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin also found that hospitalized patients have 2.7 days shorter stays on average.
A study by musculoskeletal app maker Sword Health found that digital lower back pain care programs may be linked to better outcomes. Patients using digital tools to manage their condition have reported reduced pain and disability, less anxiety and depression, and improved work productivity.
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