Accenture recently published the results of their 2017 Internet of Health Things Survey. The survey compiled responses from C-suite executives of 77 healthcare payers and 77 healthcare providers in the U.S. Below are some of the findings we found interesting:
73% of healthcare executives say the IoHT will disrupt the industry in the near-term.
33% of providers say they saw operational savings from remote patient monitoring (RPM) initiatives. While we’re unclear on the specifics of the savings, we can confirm several clients have experienced operational savings, from the need for less personnel, a reduction in penalties, and using program managers rather than physicians to review data.
This is likely because the economics for cardiac conditions are much better for hospitals than diabetes management.
Customer satisfaction is an important business driver for providers and health systems, as the patient journey and experience comes more to forefront of care. We’re likely to see greater movement on telemedicine and RPM services to better patient access to heatlhcare.
Most importantly, almost all providers and payers say that wearables are a part of their wellness or remote patient monitoring IoHT investments. In-home medical devices no longer the only remote data sources of interest to providers. The sleep, heart rate, activity, and nutrition data is becoming increasingly relevant to remote clinical programs, especially with regard to chronic disease management.
You can view the entire survey report here: Accenture 2017 Internet of Health Things Survey