Vital Lines November 2023

November 30, 2023
Shelly Lucas Creative Director

Health systems will increase 2024 IT budgets

More than 85% of health systems are boosting next year’s spend on digital health and IT projects, with cybersecurity and EHR modernization topping the list.

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2024 to yield “barbelled” M&A deals

How do costs compare between on-premises and cloud implementations, both from where we are today and in the long run? Healthcare IT leaders weigh in.

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Startup advice: Choose your swim lane wisely

What’s the best way for digital health startups to beat EHR solution suites? Complement more and compete less, advises Symplr’s CEO.

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Providers need better telehealth follow-ups

Research finds patients are less likely to get follow-up diagnostic tests after telehealth appointments than after in-person visits.

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RPM boosts outcomes but drives up costs

In a new study, RPM reduced hospital stays among Medicare patients with hypertension but also raised costs per patient.

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A fresh paradigm for enterprise networks

Strong signs point to distributed cloud networking as the future of enterprise networks. The Dell’Oro Group describes the tech taxonomy and current vendors.

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KLAS reveals engagement spend priorities

In the next two years, the top investment area for patient engagement will focus on easier patient access and the digital front door experience.

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FHIR myths, debunked for digital health

Health tech vendors who expect FHIR® APIs to bring in most of their 2024 revenue will want to read our blog sooner than later.

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How to future-proof your AI strategy

Looking to drive faster outcomes with AI, no matter the use case? Build an HL7® FHIR® data store for your health system, minus the missteps.

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