Are Pressures on Healthcare IT at an All-Time High?

In early 2022, Frost and Sullivan hosted a webinar addressing healthcare’s most pressing issues. Joined by healthcare leaders from Ochsner Health, Texas Children’s Hospital, and VMware, panelists participated in a robust discussion revisited in sections in this three-part blog series. 

Unprecedented pressures, and the resulting innovation, have accelerated healthcare IT investment over the last few years. The wide-spread adoption of telehealth, worker safety and shortage concerns, and the need for the rapid establishment of ad-hoc testing and vaccination sites has influenced how healthcare leaders and medical professionals have approached IT decision-making. More often than not, these pressures have sped up implementation of emerging technologies in an industry whose early adoption is often stymied by regulatory oversight and legal restrictions.

The question is, with everything that health IT has been through in the last few years and really the 12 years since the American Investment and Recovery Act, would it be reasonable to say healthcare is accelerating faster today than ever before?

Daniel Ruppar, Consulting Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences with Frost & Sullivan hosts Steve LeBlond, VP of Information and COO of the IS Division for Ochsner Health, Eric A. Williams, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital, and James Millington, Director of Healthcare Industry Marketing at VMware, as they weigh in on this and other timely questions.

Read all the vital takeaways from this conversation, download Healthcare IT Modernization in the Next 5 Years: Implementing the Lessons of COVID-19.


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