Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Technologies, 2005

Published: 14 July 2005

ID: G00127850

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon , John-David Lovelock , Barry R. Hieb, M.D., Vi Shaffer, James Gabler, Wes Rishel, Thomas J. Handler, M.D.


With rising costs, personnel shortages, and legislative and funding changes, healthcare providers must know which standards and technologies will enable better decision making. Continuous speech recognition and document imaging will have the fastest and broadest impact on the industry.

Table Of Contents
  • The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Microscopy
    • Grid Computing
    • User Provisioning
  • At the Peak
    • Regional Healthcare Information Organizations/Electronic Health Record
    • Handwriting Recognition
    • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Continuity of Care Record
    • Biometrics
    • Clinical Workflow/Business Process Management
    • Natural Language Processing (Text to Facts)
    • PDAs Integrated With CPRs
    • Speech Recognition (Once and Done)
    • Tablet PCs
    • Service-Oriented Business Architecture/Service-Oriented Integration Architecture
    • Voice Over IP
    • Direct EDI
    • Natural Language Processing (Document Classification)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • HL7 Version 3 Messages
    • Standard CMV
    • Enterprise Master Person Index
    • HL7 CDA R1/R2
    • Web Services
    • Enterprise PKI
    • Rule Engine/Business Rule Engine
    • Single Sign-On/Reduced Sign-On
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Secure E-Mail
    • Health Level 7 Clinical Context Object Workgroup
    • Continuous Speech Recognition (Transcription)
    • Document Imaging
  • Appendix A: Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
  • Appendix B: Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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