E-Health Systems: Opportunities and Obstacles


In this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, 90% of healthcare leaders say they’ll achieve meaningful use from the governmental push for electronic health systems by 2016. And 89% of leaders say that e-health systems will improve quality of care industrywide within 10 years. But in the meantime, leaders’ assessments of the cost, functionality, and other aspects of the technology is mixed.

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight into e-health systems from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • 71% of hospital and physician leaders agree that e-health systems will increase efficiency at their own organization—67% said healthcare will become more efficient nationwide
  • 54% of hospital and 60% of physician leaders are satisfied with overall functionality of their systems
  • 46% of respondents cited lack of financing or resources as the greatest challenge of implementing e-health systems—and about a quarter are still struggling to overcome physician resistance

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