Survey Results: Clinton Best for Healthcare Industry, ObamaCare Should Remain -- With Changes

DataMotion Health Takes Political Pulse of HIMSS16; Health IT Pros, Clinicians, Executives and Vendors Weigh In on Presidential Candidates, Efficiency and Future of Affordable Care Act

Mar 10, 2016, 07:40 ET from DataMotion

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DataMotion Health™, a provider of secure health information delivery services and solutions, today released results of a survey it conducted during the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS16), which took place last week in Las Vegas. The industry's largest health information technology (IT) educational program and exhibition, HIMSS16 attracted more than 41,000 health IT pros, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.

In the brief three question survey, 200+ attendees were asked about U.S. presidential candidate choices, aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and how these fit into the overall direction of the healthcare industry. When asked who would be the best choice for the industry, Hillary Clinton emerged as the clear leader amongst both Democratic and Republican candidates with 37% of the vote, more than double that of second place finisher, Bernie Sanders (17%). When asked if ObamaCare increased organizational efficiency in healthcare, 54% answered no and 46% responded yes. Still, an overwhelming 71% felt the next administration should keep ObamaCare but some changes do need to be made.

The survey questions and results are as follows:

  • Which presidential candidate do you think would be the best choice for the healthcare industry?
    • Clinton 37%
    • Sanders 17%
    • Carson 14%
    • Trump 13%
    • Rubio 7%
    • Kasich 6%
    • Cruz 6%
  • Do you feel the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) increased organizational efficiency in healthcare?
    • No 54%
    • Yes 46%
  • What should the next Administration do with the Affordable Care Act?
    • Keep it but some changes do need to be made. 71%
    • Repeal it. 20%
    • Keep it as is. 9%

"Healthcare is always a hot political topic, and with legislation such as ObamaCare, it's become even more so during this campaign," said the CTO and Co-founder of DataMotion Health, Bob Janaceck. "Our goal with this survey was to provide insight from 'those in the trenches;' the pros with firsthand knowledge of the operational and cost aspects of healthcare, impact of policy and technical advancements, and familiarity with efforts to ensure the U.S. health system produces the best patient outcomes possible."

DataMotion Health is a division of DataMotion Inc., which has more than 16 years of experience providing secure data delivery services to healthcare, government, financial and insurance industries. The cloud-bases, SaaS DataMotion Health platform empowers care teams to communicate more efficiently across the care continuum and with the people they serve. It provides messaging and connectivity solutions for the secure and compliant exchange of PHI – for clinical use, and as part of the business of delivering improved person-centric care at reduced costs. For more information, please visit: https://www.datamotionhealth.com

About DataMotion and DataMotion Health
Since 1999, DataMotion secure data delivery technology has enabled organizations of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. Ideal for highly regulated industries, the DataMotion SecureMail portfolio offers easy-to-use encryption solutions for email, file transfer, forms processing and customer-initiated contact. In the healthcare sector, DataMotion Health is an accredited HISP (health information service provider) of Direct Secure Messaging. The DataMotion Direct service enables efficient interoperability and sharing of a person's data across the continuum of care and their broader lives. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates, visit http://www.datamotionhealth.com/, follow DataMotion on LinkedIn or Twitter® @datamotion.

 

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