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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 Imaging Technology Study
Published January 6, 2016

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


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.

The 2016 Population Health Essentials Brief offers insight from 104 hospital executives (C-Suite) and Vice Presidents and Directors of IT, clinical systems and clinical analytics on their current a

Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from over 400 respondents. Approximately 46% of respondents utilize up to four telemedicine solutions within their organization. Two-way video/webcam is the most widely used telemedicine solution (57.8%) and most widely considered (67.1%) for those making a telemedicine investment.

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