Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Applications and Systems, 2012



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This Hype Cycle is a key input for healthcare provider leaders and IT strategists. It assesses the merits of emerging applications to improve quality, control operating costs, better engage patients, improve operational efficiency, and meet growing and changing health services demand.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
      • Changing Patterns of Adoption Offer Some Hope, but Important Healthcare Applications Still Have Very Long Paths to the Plateau of Productivity
      • Additions and Changes to This Year's Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
      • "Hot" Technologies, Present and Future
      • Warm Technologies
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Patient Decision Aids (Healthcare Provider)
      • Big Data for Healthcare and Life Science Research
      • Healthcare Provider Disease Management Systems
    • At the Peak
      • Big Data
      • Logical Data Warehouse
      • Personal Health Management Tools — Healthcare Providers
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Patient-Centered Medical Home (Healthcare Providers)
      • Accountable Care
      • Integrated Clinical/Financial BI Systems
      • Patient Throughput and Logistics Management
      • Modular EHR
      • Advanced Clinical Research Information Systems
      • CDR
      • Computer-Assisted Coding (Hospital)
      • Personal Health Record
      • Perioperative Charting and Anesthesia Documentation Within the EHR
      • Patient Self-Service Kiosks
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Next-Generation Enterprise Patient Financial Systems (U.S.)
      • EDISs as Integrated Modules of EHR Systems
      • EHR-Integrated Critical Care IS
      • Patient Portals (Clinical)
      • Real-Time Healthcare Temperature/Humidity Monitoring
      • Remote ICU
      • Healthcare Provider E-Visits
      • U.S. Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records
    • Entering the Plateau
      • E-Prescribing
      • Wireless Healthcare Asset Management
      • Generation 3 Electronic Health Record Systems
      • Computer-Based Physician Order Entry
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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