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6 Health System Barriers to Digital Health Transformation

The concept of digital health information was introduced in the 1970s when professionals began moving away from problem-oriented medical records and making the transition to electronic health records (EHR).

At the time, many facilities didn’t have the technology on hand to utilize digital health information and the process weren’t standardized until the 2000s. Today, the ability to digitally transform a patient’s experience is becoming a major competitive differentiator for hospitals and health systems.

These facilities are expected to compete with one another on criteria like experience, access, and convenience. In some cases, these metrics are becoming more important than traditional criteria like cost and quality. What are the six most common barriers impacting healthcare provider digital health transformation efforts?

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