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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.

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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 

This year’s study is a follow-up to the HIMSS Analytics 2013 C&BI study. While both studies reflect positively on C&BI’s market potential, there were notable differences, especially around the proposed application of C&BI solutions. In 2013, organizations were primarily interested in using C&BI to support their accountable care efforts, whereas in 2015, primary C&BI focus had shifted to population health.

HIMSS Analytics has published the latest version of its hospital healthcare information technology (HIT) forecasting model to project industry spend from 2014 through 2019. HIMSS Analytics’ forecasting methodology uses IT expense data from the previous reporting year (2013) and projected budget data for the current reporting year (2014) as well as for future years to forecast spending over the next five years (2014 – 2019).