Jonathan Bees is the senior research analyst at HealthLeaders Media.
Healthcare provider responses from HealthLeaders Media's annual survey indicate an optimistic financial outlook, but warning signs loom.
Investment areas can be viewed as value-based, but they also benefit fee-for-service models.
Providers are investing in many areas in support of value-based programs.
Financial conditions continue to be challenging for many providers.
Providers are taking a cautious approach, but momentum appears to be building toward assuming greater risk for population health management activities.
Lacking financial resources is something that plagues most healthcare IT departments when it comes to analytics, particularly the advanced forms of prescriptive analytics.
Providers need to consider the ethical implications for patient care when using genetic data for analytics.
Population health adoption is proceeding steadily, with providers exploring risk-based models and receiving increasing risk-based net patient revenue.
Only a small percentage of healthcare organizations use a software platform with AI capability, but potential for strong growth exists within the next three years.
Providers say that the most important areas at their organizations for creating positive patient experiences are in ERs, outpatient services, and during discharge.