Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Applications and Systems, 2011

Published: 02 August 2011

ID: G00215751

Analyst(s): Vi Shaffer


This Hype Cycle is a key input for healthcare delivery organization strategic planning. Here, Gartner tracks significant applications, assesses their value and predicts their paths as they move from creation through productive use.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Approach to Application Assessment
    • Navigating the Hype Cycle Positions
    • Key Take-Aways From the 2011 Hype Cycle
    • The "Jump the Climb" Phenomenon: Constant Communication Yields Instant Disillusionment
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Patient Decision Aids (Healthcare Provider)
    • Advanced Disease Management Systems (Healthcare Providers)
  • At the Peak
    • Personal Health Management Tools — Healthcare Providers
    • Computer-Assisted Coding (Hospital)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Patient-Centered Medical Home (Healthcare Providers)
    • Integrated Clinical/Financial BI Systems
    • Patient Throughput and Logistics Management
    • Accountable Care
    • Advanced Clinical Research Information Systems
    • CDR
    • Modular EHR
    • Perioperative Charting and Anesthesia Documentation Within the EHR
    • Video Visits
    • Personal Health Record
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Emergency Department Information Systems as Part of an EHR System
    • Next-Generation Enterprise Patient Financial Systems (U.S.)
    • Patient Self-Service Kiosks
    • EHR-Integrated Critical Care IS
    • Real-Time Temperature/Humidity Monitoring
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Remote ICU
    • Patient Portals (Clinical)
    • E-Visits
    • Generation 3 Electronic Health Record Systems
    • U.S. Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records
    • E-Prescribing (Healthcare Provider)
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Computer-Based Physician Order Entry
    • Wireless Healthcare Asset Management
    • RAC Tracking (U.S.)
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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