While Picture Archive Communications System or PACS adoption across healthcare is high, potential growth opportunities abound.
HIMSS Analytics’ latest Essentials Brief, a follow up to a 2014 study on the same subject, provides a look at the current state of the imaging market. While study respondents indicated a high level of PACS adoption across the industry there are some areas the study highlights as potential growth opportunities. The study looks into Enterprise Image Viewing adoption and plans for future adoption, current and future imaging point of access by technology and unique voice of customer feedback around the impact of the change in payment models and accountable care will have on imaging.
Key findings of the Study include:
- Voice of Customer (VOC) from nearly 150 respondents
- Year-over-year trending analysis of enterprise image viewing solution adoption, drivers and primary use cases
- Year-over-year insight into image storage trends showing potential beginnings of a shift to newer storage technologies
- Adoption of tablets and smartphones is relatively low in the current imaging market, however these technologies are still the most cited technologies for image viewing access plans
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HIMSS Analytics® has released its 2016 RCM Denial Management Essentials Brief, a study on the U.S. hospital denial management solutions market.
WIth a focus on both quality of care and a healthy organizational bottom line, denial management for healthcare delivery organizations is a process that leads to cleaner submitted claims and fewer denials from payers. Gain actionable insights into the market for vendor-based solutions in this market.
- Access current RCM denial management solution adoption rates and plans to purchase
- Understand vendor market share and mind share
- Get reported statistics for RCM denial management solutions across the entire US hospital landscape
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
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.