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January/February 2020

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 32 No. 1 P. 34

1 in 5
According to a survey commissioned by Invoca and conducted online by The Harris Poll, only this number (20%) of US adults would trust AI-generated advice for health care information.

Research from Accenture found that, overall, this percentage of those polled believe the 21st Century Cures Act requirements for sharing patient medical records will have little or no impact on the IT operations of their organization, and 30% see little impact on their organization’s ability to meet the needs of their patients and customers.

Philips’ 2019 Future Health Index found this percentage of American health care professionals cited a lack of interoperability between record systems as a reason why they do not share health records among their peers inside their health care facility, and 57% cited a lack of access to these systems.

This percentage of managers admit they have accidentally sent an e-mail containing sensitive information to the wrong person, and 84% have received an e-mail containing sensitive information from someone within or outside of their organization they were not intended to receive, according to a Ponemon Institute/Shred-It survey.

In a Ponemon Institute/Shred-It survey, this percentage of health care tech and business managers reported that their organization had experienced at least one data breach in the past 12 months, and 70% of those data breaches involved the loss or theft of paper documents or electronic devices containing sensitive information. The majority (74%) of those lost or stolen documents contained consumer/customer information or financial information.

To help combat physician burnout by offloading clinical documentation data entry responsibilities, Aquity Solutions has deployed more than this number of virtual scribes. Aquity plans to add at least 150 scribes per month through the first quarter of 2020, and expects to reach 3,000 before 2021.

$550 Million
United Kingdom–based Babylon Health, which develops AI-based health services, confirmed an investment that it plans to use to expand its business to the United States and Asia. It closed this amount of funding, valuing Babylon Health at more than $2 billion; this is the largest-ever fundraise in Europe or United States for digital health delivery, TechCrunch reports.

This percentage of Americans surveyed for Philips’ 2019 Future Health Index associate artificial intelligence (AI) in health care with less human interaction; only 20% associate AI with more accurate diagnosis.