How is health IT enabling the model of efficient, patient-centered and information-driven healthcare envisioned by the Institute of Medicine more than a decade ago? For starters, better healthcare starts with better information.

A fundamental transformation is underway, driven by the widespread adoption of technologies that unlock and interconnect critical healthcare data. However, challenges remain to bring healthcare fully into the digital health age

The following infographic created by Dell Health illustrates the health IT progress toward the goal of patient-centered, information-driven healthcare, but there is more work to be done.

Health IT And The Promise of Patient Centered HealthcareSource: Dell

Infographic Details

  • 90% of today’s healthcare CIOs view IT innovation as critical to success 90% 41% of consumers said social media would affect their choice of a specific doctor, hospital or medical facility 41%
  • The adoption of desktop virtualization in hospitals is expected to grow by 44% in 2013
  • Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41% between 2008 and 2012
  • In 2011 and 2012, healthcare was responsible for the largest percentage of disclosed data breaches by industry of electronic health data is unstructured and unmineable
  • 80% Reluctance to give up paper-based systems
  • Lack of specificity of healthcare standards and information sharing protocols
  • Data interoperability is one of the biggest hurdles in improving the effectiveness of patient care More healthcare organizations are experiencing multiple breaches
  • Economic consequences of data breaches are costly
  • Fewer than one-fourth of healthcare CIOs consider their existing infrastructure capable of supporting necessary technological advancements
  • When researchers first mapped the human genome, it took almost 10 years and cost $3 billion. Today the process takes three weeks, and the price tag is rapidly approaching $1,000 Genomic and personalized medicine
  • Digital image sharing reduces repeat tests and increases clinical collaboration
  • 52% of healthcare CIOs are having trouble finding and hiring skilled workers
  • 94% percent of healthcare organizations in a recent study reported at least one data breach in the past two years
  • Average costs over two years for organizations responding to PHI data breaches have risen to $2.4 million
  • The annual cost to the healthcare industry could potentially be as high as almost $7 billion 94%

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