CDW Healthcare’s “Healthcare IT Tipping Point Report Survey,” conducted from Jan. 9 to Jan. 23, is based on responses from 202 doctors and nurses and 200 healthcare IT professionals from hospitals with more than 200 beds.
The survey found that respondents believe healthcare IT solutions are getting better.
Caregivers rate systems installed during the last 18 months as more useful in patient care (43 percent) and more able to deliver the information that they need (34 percent).
Doctors and nurses cite the availability of better information (85 percent), the accuracy of care delivered to patients (72 percent) and the ability to track follow-up care (68 percent) as the top benefits. Nearly 40 percent of respondents also see healthcare IT as enabling them to spend more time with patients.
In addition to improved patient care, HIT can also reduce costs, according to CDW.