Patient engagement tools among IT most anticipated by hospital CIOs

These days, there is a constant stream of new products and technological advances in the healthcare industry. Three hospital CIOs recently spoke with Becker's Hospital Review on what they're most excited about in health IT.

The integration of mobile healthcare capabilities for patients, families and providers intrigues Geoff Brown, senior VP and CIO of Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia. Mobile tools, he said, will help the industry move toward real-time trending and analysis, as well as offer easier access and functionality options.

Similarly, new tools for patient engagement have caught Marcy Dunn's eye. Dunn, senior vice president and CIO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island in New York, said she is excited to see how new technology puts health information into patients hands quickly--and thus allows them to become more involved with their care.

Meanwhile, Spencer Hamons, CIO and chief operating officer of Taos Health System in New Mexico, pinpointed medical device innovation as the best new advancement. Article

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