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Healthcare App Stores: Status and Outlook Market Scan Report

by Brian Murphy | September 04, 2018

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Digital healthcare, fueled by the industry’s diverse information sources, is a massive opportunity for patients, clinicians, and organizations. As modern APIs gain acceptance in healthcare and emerging app stores promise to transform how health data is accessed and used, Chilmark Research is proud to present our latest Market Scan Report, Healthcare App Stores: Status and Outlook.

This report surveys the current state of app stores in healthcare and describes some of the reasons that the number of developers, the number of companies involved, and the number and variety of available apps will increase over time. It also includes an analysis of opportunities and challenges for adoption and an overview of the different types of app store platforms.

Currently, electronic health records (EHR) vendors sponsor the best-known healthcare app stores on the strength of the volume, variety, and value of data their products collect. As such, the report also includes 7 profiles of leading EHR vendor-hosted app store platforms.

Healthcare stakeholders will need to think differently about how applications further clinical, financial, and administrative goals in order to capitalize on the app store opportunity. Whether the goal is revenue growth, operational cost reduction, regulatory adherence, better patient or member experience and retention, higher quality, lower medical and pharmaceutical costs, app stores will soon catalyze more innovation.

Developers interested in creating apps for these platforms and organizations considering launching their own platforms or apps will benefit from the report’s explanation and evaluation of the different app store platforms. Additionally, leaders of provider and payer organizations will also appreciate the report’s analysis of the technology and market context as they consider encouraging widespread app use and access to their data for patients and workers. Finally, regulators and patient privacy advocates will find this report valuable for understanding who controls these new methods for accessing and using patient data.

Vendors Profiled: Allscripts (Developer Program, ADP), athenahealth (More Disruption Please), Cerner (CODE), eClinicalWorks (Open Interoperability), Epic (App Orchard), MEDITECH (Greenfield), NextGen Healthcare

Number of Pages: 22

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