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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

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

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

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.

Unique Voice of Customer (VOC) from over 500 respondents. Year-over-year trending analysis of solution adoption. Despite efforts to tie provider reimbursements to quality metrics and overall cost of care reduction, less than 25% of respondents indicated a defined strategy around Accountable Care.