Industry Pulse Research Survey

The Industry Pulse is an annual poll of U.S. healthcare leaders that is based on specific focus areas identified in the yearly HCEG Top 10 list of priorities facing payers, providers, and healthcare industry stakeholders.

HCEG WEDI 2022 Healthcare Industry Pulse SurveyThe first Industry Pulse Report was co-commissioned and co-developed by HCEG and long-standing technology sponsor Change Healthcare over 10 years ago. The goal of the report was 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.

While the goal has not changed, this year’s Industry Pulse is co-developed and co-commissioned by the HealthCare Executive Group and WEDI, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.

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

For the 10th Annual Industry Pulse Survey released just as the COVID-19 pandemic begain impacting the nation and world in early 2020, over 440 individuals participated in the survey. With its broad cross-section of industry stakeholders, WEDI’s partnership with HCEG in the latest Industry Pulse will serve to augment the range and depth of insight collected.

HCEG WEDI Healthcare Industry Pulse Survey

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 stakeholders, the latest Industry Pulse survey explores the following six focus areas of the 2022 HCEG Top 10: Transparency, Consumerism, Accessibility, Payment, Interoperability, and Health Policy.

Comparing & Contrasting Stakeholder Viewpoints

While the Industry Pulse survey is targeted at healthcare industry executives – particularly those in the health plan/payer, health system, and risk-bearing provider space – the survey is open to everyone. In previous years, findings based on survey data collected enabled both the comparison of responses between payer and provider respondents and the ability to compare responses to select topics across multiple years. For 2022 we expect survey findings to support continued comparison across respondent types and years.

We hope the 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.