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HIMSS Analytics regularly publishes Essentials Briefs on a variety of healthcare technology areas and market segments. Vendors can purchase the Essentials Briefs using the links below. Providers can receive the Essentials Briefs for free by emailing us from a qualified email address.

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Essentials Briefs go beyond quantitative research and include information from the HIMSS Analytics® Database to provide an unmatched level of marketplace understanding.


Get a detailed look at what each Stage of the EMR Adoption Model entails. Download the PDF preview for a full overview.

The seventh annual Ambulatory Practice Management (PM) & Electronic Health Record (EHR) Study includes year-over-year trending analysis dating back to 2009, as well as an in-depth look at the current market. 

Highlights include:

  • Unique Voice of Customer (VOC) from over 700 respondents
  • Over 80 percent of the ambulatory market has adopted EHR technology
  • Roughly 8 percent of study respondents plan to replace their current ambulatory solution

In addition to data from the HIMSS Analytics® Database and unique insight from healthcare IT executives across the country, this year's Study includes year-over-year comparisons with information from the 2014 U.S. Telemedicine Study.  Highlights include:

  • An uptick in adoption and increase in familiarity with telemedicine products and services (YOY)
  • 70% of respondents reported two-way video/webcam usage, making it the most utilized telemedicine product/solution
  • Detailed insight into respondents’ telemedicine/telehealth services five year outlook

This latest installment in the Revenue Cycle series is an expanded follow-up to the 2013 Inpatient Revenue Cycle study. Key findings include:

  • An uptick in the usage of automated revenue cycle patient access solutions between 2013 and 2015,
  • ​Over 70% of study respondents that use patient access solutions do so via hosted, web-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment method for at least one function
  • As patient portals are increasingly used to address patient access functionality, portal growth increased 15 percentage points from 2014 to 2015