The average annual base salary for CIOs and other senior IT executives is $254,054 at multi-hospital systems, compared with $125,573 at critical access hospitals, according to a recent report from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Fifty-six percent of surveyed health care CIOs and senior IT executives say that their organization has fully implemented an electronic health record system, while 11% say that their organization is considering EHR implementation, according to a recent report from Level 3 Communications.
The percentage of health insurance claims filed electronically has increased from 44% in 2002 to 94% in 2011, while the percentage of claims filed via paper processes has decreased from 56% in 2002 to 6% in 2011, according to a recent report by America's Health Insurance Plans.
Eighty-one percent of surveyed directors of medical and osteopathic boards said they would likely or very likely investigate physicians who misrepresented treatment outcomes online and 46% said they would likely or very likely investigate physicians who made derogatory online statements toward patients, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Eighteen percent of U.S. adult Internet users have consulted online reviews of drugs or medical treatments and 3% have posted online reviews of drugs or treatments, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
Of the eligible professionals in an ambulatory care setting who attested to meaningful use of a complete electronic health record system, about 21.9% qualified using Epic Systems technology and about 11.9% qualified using an EHR system from Allscripts, according to a report by the software review website Software Advice.
Last year, venture capitalists invested $237 million in digital health companies specializing in health consumer engagement and $150 million in digital health firms specializing in personal health tracking technology, according to a recent report by Rock Health, a firm that invests in digital health-related startup companies.
Forty-one percent of surveyed physicians say that the computers in their practice are one to two years old, while 4.4% say that the computers in their practice are more than six years old, according to a recent report by Practice Fusion, a provider of Web-based electronic health record technology.
Eighty percent of U.S. adults say they do not have an electronic personal health record for documenting their medical information while 19% say they have a PHR, according to a recent Wolters Kluwer Health poll conducted by IPSOS.
Among health care organizations that regularly evaluate risks to patient data security, 64% conduct formal risk analyses on an annual basis and 25% conduct formal risk analyses every two years, according to a recent report by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and sponsored by Experian.
In 2012, 45% of surveyed health care organizations said they had experienced more than five patient data breaches during the past two years, compared with 29% of surveyed health care organizations that said the same in 2010, according to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute.
About 68% percent of surveyed health care organizations say they already have instituted a policy on the use of mobile technology, and about 27% say they are in the process of developing such a policy, according to a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report sponsored by Qualcomm Life.
Fifty-two percent of surveyed health care organizations say they use virtualization to protect patient data on clinicians' mobile devices, while 46% say they use encryption and 35% say they use mobile device management software, according to a recent report by research firm KLAS.
Slightly more than 21% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 24 follow a health care provider on Facebook, Twitter or another social media website, while only 3% of U.S. adults age 65 and older follow a health care provider on a social media site, according to a recent report by Russell Herder.
Eighty-three percent of surveyed Internet users in Spain, 76% of surveyed Internet users in Germany and 56% of surveyed Internet users in the United Kingdom have gone online for health-related activities within the past 12 months, according to a recent report by Manhattan Research.