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July 2017

By The Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 29 No. 7 P. 34

A HIMSS Analytics Healthcare Security Study found this percentage of respondents identified employee security awareness/culture as the overall biggest concern in terms of security threat exposure, with nearly one-half of respondents ranking it as the top concern.

$112.4 Million
The University of Vermont Medical Center filed a certificate of need (CON) application to create a unified EHR across four hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network. The capital cost associated with the project subject to CON review is this amount, which includes $3.1 million in capitalized interest. Done independently, it could cost up to $200 million for the four hospitals to upgrade their own systems and would lack network connectivity.

According to a survey designed by Spok and administered by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives in March 2017, this percentage of CIO respondents is concerned about data being compromised, and 56% think that budget and resource constraints are the biggest risk in protecting their data.

According to a report titled "Anticipating Economic Returns of Rural Telehealth," national average estimates of rural telehealth's annual cost savings include this amount per medical facility in travel expenses, $3,431 per medical facility in lost wages, and $20,841 per medical facility in hospital cost.

This percentage of respondents to Stoltenberg Consulting's Fifth Annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted at HIMSS17 reported they were "unprepared" or "very unprepared" for managing and executing Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act initiatives.

A Stoltenberg Consulting survey found a lack of qualified, experienced job candidates to fill HIT positions (this percentage) was a top reason why health care organizations are not fully staffed in their IT departments. The majority of respondents said finding qualified HIT staff and support is "difficult" (54%) or "very difficult" (28%).

5 out of 10
Nearly this number of upstate New York adults are aware of telemedicine, and 80% of those who have used telemedicine rated their experience as "very good" or "excellent," according to a survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.