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Market Research

HIMSS Analytics regularly publishes Essentials Briefs on a variety of healthcare technology areas and market segments.

This Essentials Brief includes spending breakout of four product categories - hospital tethered, EMR applications, operational applications, and other clinical applications, as well as Health IT purchasing trends for the years 2008 to 2014, with a focus going forward on first time and replacement buyers.

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.

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

Patient portals typically come from the EMR vendor currently used by the organization. Indicates room for improvement, as IT executives did not display a high level of passion for their organization’s current solution. Highlights cultural issues within organizations as a major challenge to overall patient engagement initiatives.