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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

MORE RESEARCH REPORTS

The seventh annual Ambulatory Practice Management (PM) & Electronic Health Record (EHR) Study includes year-over-year trending analysis dating back to 2009, as well as an in-depth look at the current market. 

Highlights include:

  • Unique Voice of Customer (VOC) from over 700 respondents
  • Over 80 percent of the ambulatory market has adopted EHR technology
  • Roughly 8 percent of study respondents plan to replace their current ambulatory solution

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).

View our Essentials Briefs Research Agenda with salient topics across healthcare

Over half of US hospitals reported use of smartphones and/or tablet computers at their facilities. 69% of respondents noted that they used apps to access clinical information; however, only 33% reportedly believe they can access most or all of the clinical systems technologies they need via smartphones/tablet computers.