Incorporating clinical informatics across a healthcare organization will be essential as the reimbursement landscape evolves to a more outcomes-based approach. Clinical informatics is a nascent, booming science that melds technology, patient care, financial reporting, and partnership.
In the fall of 2011, PwC’s Health Research Institute sought to assess the state of clinical informatics across the healthcare industry and understand challenges organizations are facing. The following are the key findings from this research.
30 in-depth interviews were conducted with IT, clinical, and strategy professionals involved with informatics within their healthcare organizations. This group included providers, health insurers pharmaceutical/life health insurers, pharmaceutical/life sciences companies, and patient advocacy groups. Online surveys took place of more than 400 providers, 90 health insurers, and 100 pharmaceutical and life sciences executives on their approaches, strategies, and uses for analyzing clinical data.