Security the focal point of buying decision survey

Health data security, HIPAA compliance, analytics, business intelligence and big data, and cloud-based services -- these are the areas in which health IT executives plan most of their investment these days.

And it's not EHRs anymore that occupy the biggest mind share of those making the buying decisions at large medical centers, hospitals and ambulatory care providers.

TechTarget's survey of health IT professionals at 347 healthcare organizations was conducted in January and February in partnership with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and looked at buying intentions across a broad spectrum of provider and technology categories.