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HIMSS Analytics launches second Annual European eHealth Survey
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - (HealthTech Wire / News) - HIMSS Analytics has launched its second Annual European eHealth Survey focused on identifying and comparing key trends in digital health across Europe.
The survey, which is being supported by Hyland, a leading global provider of software solutions to manage content, processes and cases, and is the only pan-European survey of its kind, asks fundamental questions on the state of the eHealth landscape such as the biggest challenges, extent of digitisation, level of engagement and political support that the industry faces.
Jorg Studzinski, Director Research and Advisory Services, HIMSS Analytics in Europe, said: “The Annual European e-Health Survey gives the industry a chance to better understand the pain points that their peers from different countries and background are facing.
In addition, it paints a picture of how eHealth trends and challenges are evolving. HIMSS places great value on the input that stakeholders provide by participating in the survey and the impact that the results have in shaping the eHealth agenda for the year to come. We strongly encourage everyone with a background or interest in e-Health to take part.”
Last year the five minute, 10-question survey was completed by more than 800 people from 40 countries, of which around 500 came from 10 key countries within Europe. It gave participants the opportunity to form the basis of key elements of HIMSS Europe’s activities and to support the HIMSS mission of improving health and health outcomes through the use of information technology.
Cathy Fuhrman, EMEA healthcare industry manager with Hyland, added: “Hyland values the importance of identifying organisational priorities and challenges and overall industry trends, and this annual eHealth survey is an opportunity to tap into stakeholder insights. In turn, sharing the results garnered provide context and drive solutions throughout the region in the future, all rooted in first-hand knowledge.”
The survey results will be published in Insights publication, as well as during the autumn including at key HIMSS events including the Executive Leadership Summit in London and eHealth Tallinn in Estonia.