The Impact of Connectivity on Rural Hospitals and the Promise it Holds

Network reliability and availability of fiber-based services are acknowledged as key contributors to success at rural healthcare organizations adopting new care delivery models, but these same organizations also acknowledge challenges with funding and clinician buy-in in their efforts to enhance healthcare delivery.

During this webinar, Bryan Fiekers, senior director of Research Services for HIMSS Analytics, shares the results of a new research study that explores the impact of connectivity on rural hospitals. In addition, Fiekers offers actionable insights and prescriptive guidance into how rural healthcare organizations can gain the connectivity needed to help advance key clinical initiatives.

Learning Objectives

  • How access to enhanced connectivity is helping rural healthcare organizations advance key clinical initiatives
  • How to identify and overcome hurdles to connectivity
  • What resources are available to help drive improved connectivity at your organization



Sr. Director, Research Services
HIMSS Analytics

Bryan Fiekers has over a decade of experience in various roles across the healthcare market, including Life Sciences, Healthcare IT, and Healthcare Technology. Bryan currently leads the Advisory Solutions Group at HIMSS Analytics where he focuses on delivering custom engagements that help drive operational improvement. His familiarity with the market and research processes gives him an in-depth understanding of organizational needs, as well as the insight to recommend methodologies and tactics to help clients achieve their goals.


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