October 27, 2014
This summer, we conducted a survey exploring how healthcare IT leaders stay ahead of technology. The purpose of the survey was to collect insight from leaders in the field on their primary sources for healthcare IT news and education and share it with our audience. We’ve collected the responses and are pleased to share the results with you.
Here’s what we found:
When we asked survey participants to indicate where they get their healthcare technology news, online news sites, conferences, and personal contacts rose to the top as the primary sources of healthcare IT information.
The sources respondents listed in “Other” include:
In response to the request, “Please provide a list of your specific sources for technology updates” we found four sources that rose to the top:
While these were the sources most frequently mentioned, the results provided us an extensive list of online publishers.
As a follow-up to the first question, we asked respondents to indicate which referral sources they rely on. It appears that colleagues, vendors, and professional forums are the primary referral sources.
In addition to news sources and referrals, conferences and events are valuable places to get industry information and education. Respondents were encouraged to provide a list of events that they attend. From the responses, it appears the most popular events are:
Lastly, we explored which topics healthcare IT leaders are most interested in. Meaningful Use / MIPS, ICD-10, and data analytics / big data were the most popular.
If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the survey, feel free to share your favorite resources and topics with us in the comments.
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