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Essentials Briefs

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.
Essentials Brief: 2015 Clinical and Business Intelligence Study
Published May 1, 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 released its 2016 Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Essentials Brief, a study snapshot on the U.S. hospital analytics market.

As the emphasis of healthcare changes from volume to value-based care, the use of analytical solutions will be necessary to support clinical, financial and operational decision making.  However, market adoption has been modest to date and plans to make future investments in clinical and business intelligence solutions are uncertain.

Purchase this study to:

  • Access current C&BI solution adoption rates and plans to purchase
  • Understand vendor market share and mind share
  • Get snapshot statistics for C&BI solutions across the entire US hospital landscape

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

Population health initiatives in healthcare are gaining momentum, but adoption of vendor provided population health solutions are still in early stages.

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