Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Applications and Systems, 2006

Published: 03 July 2006

ID: G00141035

Analyst(s): Wes Rishel, Barry Runyon , Vi Shaffer, Thomas J. Handler, M.D., Barry R. Hieb, M.D., Jonathan Edwards, Cynthia E. Burghard, John-David Lovelock , Barbara A. Kelly


Clinical automation within the care delivery organization is a growing reality. Next-generation clinical, administrative and financial systems enable medical error reduction, clinical optimization and evidence-based medicine. Efforts to extend the reach of these systems are increasing.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • ERP (SOA)
    • Personal Health Records
    • Patient Portals (Transaction)
    • Personal Health Management Tools
  • At the Peak
    • Telepathology
    • Integrated Clinical/Financial BI Systems
    • Patient Self-Service Kiosks
    • Next-Generation Enterprise Patient Financial Systems
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Generation 3 Computer-Based Patient Records
    • CPR Access Through Bedside Multimedia Terminal
    • Critical Care Information Systems
    • Telemedicine (Intensive Care Unit)
    • E-Prescribing
    • E-Visits
    • Computer-Based Physician Order Entry
    • Perioperative Charting and Anesthesia Documentation
    • Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records
    • Emergency Department Clinical Automation
    • Telemedicine-Remote Monitoring
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Generation 2 Computer-Based Patient Records
    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    • Cardiology Imaging Systems
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Scheduling Systems
    • ERP for Healthcare
    • Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • Appendices
    • Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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