The Industry Pulse is a poll of U.S. healthcare leaders based on a set of focus areas from the annual HCEG Top 10 list of priorities facing payers, providers, and healthcare industry stakeholders.

The first Industry Pulse was co-commissioned and co-developed by HCEG and long-standing technology sponsor Change Healthcare over 10 years ago. The goal of the survey is to “take the industry’s pulse” on strategic and tactical focus areas prioritized by healthcare executives nationwide and then share that information with others in the HCEG Network and the industry at large.

While that goal has not changed, the 2022 Industry Pulse is co-developed and co-commissioned by the HealthCare Executive Group and WEDI, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange. With its broad cross-section of industry stakeholders, WEDI’s partnership with HCEG in the latest Industry Pulse served to augment the range and depth of insight collected.

See Healthcare Associations Launch 11th Annual Industry-Wide Survey for information on this new partnership.

11th Annual Industry Pulse Report

In late 2021, members of the HCEG and WEDI networks selected and ranked their priorities to create the 2022 HCEG Top 10. With input from a diverse set of 2022 Industry Pulse Reportstakeholders, the latest Industry Pulse survey explores the following seven focus areas within the 2022 HCEG Top 10: Price Transparency, Consumerism, Accessibility, Personalized Health, Value-based Payment, Interoperability, and Health Policy.

Comparisons By Payers vs. Providers and Current Data vs. Last Survey

The Industry Pulse survey is targeted at leaders of health plans/payers, health systems, and risk-bearing providers but is open to everyone. In previous surveys and in this year’s survey, results are compared between payers and providers along with comparisons to responses from the last survey results presented in 2020 Q1 just as the COVID pandemic was taking hold.

We hope insight revealed by the 11th Annual Industry Pulse fosters greater collaboration between healthcare stakeholders by identifying gaps between payers and providers and to better collaborate where there is alignment.