Current Projects


2014 Patient Engagement: Market Analysis and Trends

Estimated publication date: October 2014
A number of forcing vectors are leading healthcare organizations of all sizes to evaluate and enhance their patient engagement strategies. Federal requirements via the HITECH Act and meaningful use are one of the smaller forcing vectors. Looming larger is the need to engage patients in managing their chronic disease over time to minimize risk or insure that a patient is not readmitted within a given period of time after a procedure. Concurrently, the advent of Health Insurance Exchanges creates a new market of patients/consumers that healthcare organizations, particularly in highly competitive urban markets, will want to attract and retain. Effective patient engagement strategies and the vendors with potential solutions to address these needs will be the focus of this report.

2014 Clinician Network Management Market Analysis and Trends

Estimated publication date: Early Fourth Quarter 2014
For several years we have been publishing a Market Trends Report on the HIE market. But the market has changed significantly. Market demand is no longer for the simple data utility that has been associated with the HIE market, but the need to leverage that utility for higher order functions, chief among them Clinician Network Management (CNM). The inevitable migration away from fee for service reimbursement models to value-based reimbursement is necessitating this change. The 2014 CNM Market Report will replace our well-regarded HIE report and delve deeply into understanding how this new market is developing and the capabilities to support CNM that vendors are bringing to market to continue to provide a strong value proposition for adopters.

Connected Health Convergence: Mobile, Devices, and the EHR

To be released end Q1 2015
The market for wearable fitness devices has exploded with the emergence of small, elegant biometric devices with increasing sophistication partnered with a wide range of mHealth applications that are readily available. The rapid adoption by consumers of such devices raises the question: How might these consumer devices be used in the context of care? Is it possible or even desirable to have the data from such devices be incorporated in an individual’s health record that resides in a doctor’s office?

While the industry grapples with these questions, there is one certainty that the future holds: In stage three meaningful use requirements, healthcare organizations, via their EHR will need to accept patient generated health data (PGHD), which will likely include biometric data such as glucose, blood pressure and weight. We foresee this as a precursor for even broader adoption as healthcare organizations seek new models of efficient and effective care delivery under payment reform.

This report will take a close look at the trajectory of technology development for biometric devices, how they will ultimately be incorporated into a patient’s health record and the challenges that all stakeholders will grapple with to make this a future reality.

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