Remote monitoring not a pressing issue for hospital CIOs

Among hospital CIOs polled for healthsystemCIO.com's February survey, remote monitoring technology is "nice to have," but not a "must have."

Of the CIOs surveyed, 38 percent said they currently have a remote monitoring program in place. Among those who said they did not, 44 percent said they "hope to implement one in the next year," while 13 percent considered such technology to be an "immediate priority." One-quarter of respondents said they don't plan to add it at all anytime soon.

"The industry needs a few good demonstration cases before we see widespread adoption," one CIO noted while responding to the survey. Article

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