As hospitals and health systems leverage information technology, healthcare executives must advocate for caregivers to improve provider satisfaction, be prepared for a telehealth explosion, embrace machine learning and artificial intelligence, incorporate the Internet of Things, and prepare for more cyber-attacks, said Thomas Zenty, CEO of University Hospitals of Cleveland. Zenty delivered today's keynote address at Allscripts Client Experience, the EHR vendor's user conference here. The wellness of providers, the degree to which they are satisfied with their jobs, is key to operating a hospital or health system. "Physician satisfaction is at an all-time low," Zenty said. "The things we now have to do with our EHRs.
Round the year, investors kept showing faith in innovative data driven healthcare ideas. Market and innovators continued exploring how mobile technology could be leveraged to improve user healthcare. Global commitment to better healthcare, from both the governments as well as industry giants, strengthened. I foresee 2016 to continue carrying the momentum of this year. Several ideas and solutions that received initial support from the medical community will go mainstream next year as new paradigms will keep emerging.