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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 Healthcare IT Spending Forecast Report
Published April 1, 2015

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).

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Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from over 230 respondents. 60% of respondents have a formalized EHR governance structure. 63% of formalized EHR governance structures involves a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary advisory board or committee

Access the 2016 Outpatient PM & EHR Solutions Essentials Brief, a study on the U.S. Outpatient Practice Management (PM) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions market. This is the 8th iteration of the study and provides insight into solution adoption and purchase intentions from hospital-owned and free-standing physician practices in the U.S. outpatient market.

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.

The need for additional functionality was cited as the primary driver by 68% of respondents who plan to purchase a new system, upgrade or replace their current system. Just under 25% of respondents currently make images accessible via mobile devices. Approximately 50% of respondents currently utilize Enterprise Image Viewing functionality.