Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Healthcare Provider Applications and Systems, 2007

Published: 11 July 2007

ID: G00148329

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


In response to demands for increased quality and lower costs, care delivery organizations are turning to computer-based patient record systems, next-generation administrative and financial systems, and innovative healthcare applications to assist them in delivering high-quality care.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Patient Decision Aids
    • Personal Health Management Tools
  • At the Peak
    • Personal Health Record
    • Telepathology
    • Healthcare Workforce Analytics
    • Patient Throughput & Logistics Management (PTL)
    • Perioperative Charting and Anesthesia Documentation Within the CPR
    • Integrated Clinical/Financial BI Systems
    • Patient Portals (Administrative and Financial Transactions)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Next-Generation Enterprise Patient Financial Systems (U.S.)
    • Telemedicine — Home Health Monitoring
    • CPR Access Through Bedside Multimedia Terminal
    • Generation 3 Computer-Based Patient Records
    • Critical Care Information Systems
    • Patient Self-Service Kiosks
    • ERP (SOA)
    • Patient Portals (Clinical)
    • Telemedicine (Intensive Care Unit)
    • E-Prescribing
    • Wireless Healthcare Asset Tracking
  • Climbing the Slope
    • E-Visits
    • Remote Hosting
    • Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records
    • Computer-Based Physician Order Entry
    • Emergency Department Information Systems
    • Generation 2 Computer-Based Patient Records
    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Cardiology Imaging Systems
    • Enterprise Patient Scheduling Systems
  • Appendices
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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