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Five Health IT Trends to Look For

Dan Drawbaugh is CIO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a $10 billion nonprofit health care provider with 55,000 employees and a 2-million-member insurance company. Among 5 “underrated” health IT trends Drawbaugh is watching are systems for healthcare reform and risk management. Other areas to watch according to Drawbaugh include big-data analytics, which according to an InformationWeek Healthcare study, only 15% of healthcare providers have implemented. Drawbaugh also expects to see more joint IT product development by healthcare providers, technology convergence, and more technology aimed at patients for home monitoring. Read more.