Despite financial challenges in the last year, health systems are still prioritizing spending on new technology to operate more efficiently, reduce burnout, and deliver better patient care. But that doesn't mean the pressure is off IT leaders to cut spending.
York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is applying generative artificial intelligence to its burnout reduction strategy, as well as its consumer engagement strategy, but says it doesn't see the need for a specific generative AI strategy.
Patients want hospitals and health systems to provide seamless and personalized experiences so that they can feel a sense of simplicity and interconnectedness to their care. This is why CIOs are leaning into new technology, data and virtual assistants to achieve this goal.
Even though hospitals and health systems are facing financial headwinds, 88 percent of health system leaders say they will increase third-party tech spending in 2023 and 2024.
A number of hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces, or outsourcing IT jobs, due to financial and operational challenges.
Computer network architects in Massachusetts have the highest average annual salary at $161,590, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth's virtual health center trains artificial intelligence to look for patterns in data that alerts a bedside provider of any impending signs of sepsis.
Computer hardware engineers in California have the highest average annual salary among their peers in other states at $166,940, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For ChatGPT to become revolutionary in the healthcare industry, agencies need to create regulatory standards and guidelines for the use of AI models in medicine, as well as ensure that the models are trained on non-biased data, according to a June 28 article published in the Georgetown Journal of Internal Affairs.
The post-COVID-19 rise in digital health has given health system leaders new opportunities in health IT outside the hospital.