Upcoming elections are not causing major concerns overall. If the Republican candidate is elected, healthcare CIOs expect fewer regulations, but less funding. If the Democrat candidate is elected, additional regulations, more government funding and increased strain on resources is anticipated.
We asked survey participants which elected party they believed would cause the most positive and negative impact on the field. Here’s what they said:
In essence, the Healthcare IT industry is worried that Republicans will dramatically cut funding for the ACA and other healthcare initiatives—and industry professionals are also worried that Democrats will continue to add paperwork, process and regulation, while increasing the cost of doing business without increasing compensation.