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IT leaders prioritizing patient experience, value-based care in 2019, survey finds

March 26, 2019 / Heather Landi

Ramping up value-based care initiatives and improving the patient experience are top priorities for health IT leaders in 2019, a recent survey found. At the same time, IT executives say they are facing significant technology and operational hurdles to advance these initiatives. Half of the executives surveyed cited the ongoing lack of system interoperability as the biggest challenge. Stoltenberg Consulting’s survey of 300 healthcare executives—a third of survey participants were clinical IT professionals and another third were C-suite leaders—revealed that 42% of executives cited updating technology to improve the patient experience as their top objective in 2019, followed by measuring improvement in patient care (33%).