For our latest poll as part of our Health Tech Trends series, sponsored by InterSystems, we put the following question to our health tech audience via LinkedIn: what do you think should be the highest priority in the short term for digital integrated care systems?
We saw 121 people respond to the poll from a range of backgrounds from the NHS and beyond. Our respondents chose from four options – empowering patients, leveraging data and population health, connecting systems, or redesigning services and digital care models.
The most popular option by far, with 63 percent of the vote, was connecting systems. Here, we saw voters including digital health records configuration manager, cyber security lead, head of urgent care and transformation and clinical system specialist.
Next up, taking 21 percent of the vote, was empowering patients. Respondents included executive director, registered nurse and director of digital.
In third place, 10 percent of our voters chose leveraging data and population health, and included roles such as AI strategist, chief digital and information officer, and business manager.
Finally, six percent of respondents voted for redesigning services and digital care models, including clinical informaticist, chief clinical information officer, and acute medicine consultant.
What would you have voted for?
Don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn for the opportunity to participate in polls and share your views.
In other digital ICS news, we asked four digital leaders about the priorities for their integrated care systems along with what they’re looking forward to with regards to health tech in the future. Check it out here.
You can also catch up with previous polls from HTN, exploring views on topics such as the challenges with interoperability; how many EPR systems there will be in the market in five years’ time; and what organisations need most in order to improve patient flow.