Survey analysis: The candidates on health IT

As evidenced by the recent Democratic and Republican National Conventions, health IT does not have a strong presence in the candidates’ platforms. Healthcare IT News asked its readers if they think President Obama and Mitt Romney should bring health IT into the discussion.

[See also: Scant mention of health IT in party platforms.]

The majority of respondents said the candidates should publicly discuss their health IT plans, citing the importance of health IT in health reform.

From meaningful use to ICD-10, health IT is a key component of many healthcare policies and regulations that aim to improve care and lower costs.

Only 16 percent said health IT does not have a place in the larger political arena.

The date range of the survey was August 22, 2012 to September 12, 2012.