A recent survey of healthcare stakeholders found that IT innovation is a key priority moving forward. The study concluded that healthcare organizations are relying on IT to lower costs, improve service and accelerate the deployment of healthcare applications:
While health IT executives are focused on innovation and efficiency, only 22 percent of them report that their current IT infrastructure significantly provides them with the ability to innovate. To gain more efficiency and to help drive down IT costs, 99 percent of respondents are taking steps to transform their IT infrastructure. To do so, 87 percent are deploying virtualization, 73 percent are streamlining IT operations, and 48 percent are centralizing IT management.