Article | January 22, 2014

The Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2014: Complete Survey Results

Source: Health IT Outcomes
The Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2014

To identify the top technology trends, Health IT Outcomes asked each of the survey respondents to rank a series of technology initiatives in line with their implementation plans for 2014. For each initiative, respondents were asked to clarify whether the initiative was a “Top Priority,” a “Priority,” “Important,” “Somewhat Important,” or “Not Important At This Time.” Each response was then weighted. For example, all “Top Priority” responses were given a rating of one (1), while “Not Important At This Time” responses were given a rating of five (5). An average of the total ratings was then calculated for each IT initiative. The lower the cumulative rating, the higher the priority the technology project was to our survey respondents. This rating system was used to determine the top 10 health IT trends for 2014. A list of how all technology initiatives scored in our survey is presented below. In an instance of a tie in the average score, the percentage of “Top Priority” votes determined the higher trend number.


Trend
#
Health IT
Initiative
Top Priority Priority Important Somewhat
Important
Not Important
At This Time
2014
Score
2013
Score
Change
1 Stage 2 MU 47.10% 27.20% 14.40% 3.10% 8.20% 1.98 2.39 -0.41
2 ICD-10 Compliance 45.70% 29.30% 13.30% 4.70% 7.00% 1.98 2.7 -0.72
3 PHI Security 44.00% 22.60% 21.80% 4.70% 7.00% 2.08 2.67 -0.59
4 Patient Portal/
Engagement
32.20% 26.00% 24.00% 7.80% 10.10% 2.38 2.79 -0.41
5 Revenue Cycle
Management
24.20% 31.00% 25.00% 8.30% 11.50% 2.52 3.08 -0.56
6 Electronic
Medication
Administration
33.10% 22.70% 19.10% 6.00% 19.10% 2.55 2.92 -0.37
7 HIE 24.20% 28.60% 26.60% 8.30% 12.30% 2.56 2.82 -0.26
8 Clinical Decision
Support
25.50% 28.20% 21.60% 12.50% 12.20% 2.58 2.87 -0.29
9 BI/Analytics 24.00% 26.40% 27.20% 11.60% 10.80% 2.59 2.89 -0.3
10 Wireless
Networking
19.80% 32.40% 25.70% 9.50% 12.60% 2.63 2.93 -0.3
11 Meaningful Use
Audits
23.40% 22.30% 28.50% 15.20% 10.50% 2.67 NA NA
12 ePrescribing 22.40% 28.00% 24.00% 11.00% 14.60% 2.67 2.91 -0.24
13 Disaster
Recovery/
Business
Continuity
21.20% 24.90% 28.60% 13.90% 11.40% 2.69 2.74 -0.05
14 Claims/Payment
Automation
22.40% 23.50% 27.80% 13.70% 12.50% 2.71 3.11 -0.4
15 Document Imaging/
Management
17.70% 27.60% 30.30% 13.40% 11.00% 2.72 2.98 -0.26
16 Population
Health Management
19.00% 23.40% 31.00% 12.70% 13.90% 2.79 NA NA
17 Mobile/Tablet
Computing
18.00% 23.40% 30.50% 16.80% 11.30% 2.8 2.73 0.07
18 eForms/Workflow
Automation
16.80% 24.80% 32.80% 13.20% 12.40% 2.8 2.85 -0.05
19 IP Networking 17.90% 22.20% 30.20% 14.70% 15.10% 2.87 3.18 -0.31
20 ACO Preparedness 17.10% 22.80% 30.10% 14.60% 15.40% 2.89 3.22 -0.33
21 Mobile Device
Management
15.50% 24.30% 30.30% 14.70% 15.10% 2.9 3 -0.1
22 Storage/Application
Virtualization
10.00% 28.10% 31.30% 14.50% 16.10% 2.98 3.11 -0.13
23 PHR Adoption 11.00% 23.60% 35.40% 14.20% 15.90% 3 3.36 -0.36
24 Telehealth/
Telemedicine/
Remote Patient
Monitoring
15.50% 21.00% 30.20% 13.90% 19.40% 3.01 3.14 -0.13
25 Smartphones 13.80% 21.30% 27.60% 22.80% 14.60% 3.03 3.12 -0.09
26 Call Systems 14.30% 19.90% 29.90% 17.90% 17.90% 3.05 3.67 -0.62
27 Mobile Health
Apps
13.60% 21.80% 25.70% 21.00% 17.90% 3.08 NA NA
28 Automated
Patient Flow
12.50% 18.40% 34.10% 16.50% 18.40% 3.1 3.27 -0.26
29 Medical
Imaging/Vendor
Neutral Archives
11.40% 20.90% 31.50% 14.60% 21.70% 3.14 3.39 -0.25
30 SNOMED CT Solutions 11.40% 18.70% 32.10% 17.50% 20.30% 3.17 NA NA
31 Cloud
Computing
10.90% 19.50% 33.20% 14.50% 21.90% 3.17 3.22 -0.05
32 Print
Management
8.80% 20.30% 33.90% 18.30% 18.70% 3.18 3.54 -0.36
33 RAC Support 8.80% 22.10% 31.30% 14.90% 22.90% 3.21 3.58 -0.37
34 Speech Recognition/
Natural Language
Processing/
Understanding
5.90% 23.60% 32.70% 17.30% 20.50% 3.23 3.46 -0.23
35 Automated Staff
Scheduling/Workforce Optimization
9.30% 18.60% 31.40% 19.00% 21.70% 3.25 3.46 -0.21
36 Biometrics 8.40% 20.50% 30.50% 17.70% 22.90% 3.26 3.59 -0.33
37 Asset Tracking
(RTLS/RFID/Barcoding)
8.40% 18.30% 30.70% 19.50% 23.10% 3.31 3.49 -0.18
38 Social Media 8.30% 13.90% 32.90% 26.60% 18.30% 3.33 3.4 -0.07
39 BYOD Management 12.00% 15.20% 23.60% 24.00% 25.20% 3.35 3.49 -0.14