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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 Population Health Study
Published December 10, 2015

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

As the emphasis on the change in delivery of care escalates from volume to value-based care, population health management initiatives are becoming more prevalent across healthcare. However, many organizations are addressing their initial population health needs without a population health vendor-provided IT solution. In this Essential Brief, we share insight from nearly 200 healthcare executives (C-Suite, Administrators, Directors & VPs) on their population health initiatives, and their current and future approach to population health IT solutions and consultants.

Highlights include:

  • Roughly 11 percent of study respondents with initiatives in place currently use a consultant for their population health strategy.
  • Over half of study respondents without current population health initiatives in place plan to employ initiatives in the future.
  • Just over a third of organizations with plans to employ population health initiatives in the future plan to use a consultant or would consider it.
  • Sixty-seven percent of surveyed organizations claim to have population health programs in place, only one quarter of those currently utilize a vendor provided solution to address their population health needs.

UPDATE February, 2016: Chronic Disease Management and Preventive Health/Wellness

HIMSS Analytics has released an addendum to the study that focuses on chronic disease management and preventive health and wellness, allowing for even deeper insight into the current practices of population health initiatives in healthcare.

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HIMSS Analytics® has released its 2016 Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Essentials Brief, a study snapshot on the U.S. hospital analytics market.

As the emphasis of healthcare changes from volume to value-based care, the use of analytical solutions will be necessary to support clinical, financial and operational decision making.  However, market adoption has been modest to date and plans to make future investments in clinical and business intelligence solutions are uncertain.

Purchase this study to:

  • Access current C&BI solution adoption rates and plans to purchase
  • Understand vendor market share and mind share
  • Get snapshot statistics for C&BI solutions across the entire US hospital landscape

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.

Building upon the critical insight provided in 2015, HIMSS Analytics releases the 2016 Telemedicine Study, an Essentials Brief that highlights three years’ worth of market data focused on the adoption of telemedicine technology across the U.S. hospital market.

Purchase this study to:

  •  Access current telemedicine solution adoption rates and plans to purchase
  • Understand vendor market share and mind share
  • Get snapshot statistics for telemedicine solutions across the entire US hospital landscape

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.