Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Consumer Engagement With Healthcare and Wellness, 2015

Published: 23 July 2015

ID: G00276414

Analyst(s): Jeff Cribbs , Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


This Hype Cycle tracks the technologies and technology-related ideas that will have the greatest impact on consumer engagement with health and wellness. Healthcare CIOs and IT leaders need a holistic, cross-industry view of consumer experience to make transformative strategic technology decisions.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Precision Medicine
    • Patient Decision Aids
    • Patient Engagement and Persuasion Analytics
    • Generation 2 Medical Shopping
    • Blue Button+
  • At the Peak
    • In-Vehicle Occupants Health Monitoring
    • Personal Wellness Records
    • Medication Compliance Management
    • Quantified Self
    • Citizen Data Vaults
    • Consent Management
    • Wearables
    • OpenNotes
    • Real-Time Virtual Visits
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Member Incentives for Wellness
    • Personal Health Management Tools
    • Care Coordination and Management Applications
    • Medical Shopping Transparency Tools
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Personal Health Record
    • Public Health Insurance Marketplaces
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Private Exchange Technology
    • Interactive Patient Care Systems
    • Health and Wellness Systems
    • Patient Portals
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Visits
    • Online Consumer Health Education and Advice
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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