IDC Health Insights Arms Health Information Exchange Organizations with Guide to IT Consultants and Systems Integrators
Health Insights today announced the availability of a new report, Vendor
Assessment: U.S. Health Information Exchange Organizations’ Guide to IT
Consultants and System Integrators, (Doc #HI243455), which
evaluates the largest IT consulting and systems integration services
vendors to the U.S. health information organization (HIO) market. This
report is the third in a series published this year (see also: Vendor
Assessment: U.S. Healthcare Providers' Guide to IT Consultants and
Systems Integrators (Doc # HI241857); and Vendor
Assessment: U.S. Healthcare Payers' Guide to IT Consultants and Systems
Integrators (Doc # HI240501)]. The new report evaluates seven
vendors: Accenture, Cognizant, Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), Dell, HCL
Technologies (HCL), OptumInsight (Optum), and PricewaterhouseCoopers
IDC Health Insights examined each consulting firm in terms of their
ecosystem capabilities and/or formal partnerships, service-line
offerings, and their investments. Designed to help HIO leaders quickly
build short lists of consulting candidates for specific engagements, the
new assessment can also help consultants refine the ways they compete
for new projects, engage with clients, and invest in their future
offerings and capabilities.
Key findings include:
Rising demand for HIE consulting: The ROI justifications for
HIOs are coming into focus for payers and providers that view HIE
technology as a cornerstone for effective population management and
alternative payment models. Rising mindshare and investment in
accountable care will drive higher spending for HIE technology and HIE
Partnerships form: Formal partnerships have recently been
established by several of the firms featured in this research.
Informal working relationships are also developing fast.
Consulting offerings move to a new stage of maturity: The HIE
consulting market is immature, but the featured consulting firms have
the necessary organizational structures, resources, ecosystem
relationships, and offerings to scale quickly as they onboard clients.
Focus on private enterprise HIE segment: Growth of consulting
spending will be most pronounced among large, complex, private HIEs.
Variations in demand within this segment will likely drive
specialization for fledgling HIE consulting practices that will define
the HIE services market long term.
Leaders at HCOs are relying heavily on IT consultants to help them
articulate their strategic options, understand the quickly evolving HIE
technology marketplace, fill gaps in existing technology assets, and
achieve their strategic goals in timely fashion. The challenge for HIOs
is that consultants need to be hired and managed appropriately in order
to justify their costs. As a result, HIO leaders are looking for
guidance to identify and engage IT consultants. This is especially true
for HIOs that are seeking to establish long-term relationships with IT
consultants to reduce the costs and increase the benefits over multiple
According to Sven
Lohse, Research Manager, IDC Health Insights, "This report defines
the fragmented and quickly evolving HIE technology and consulting
landscape. It creates clear guidelines for HIO leaders that need to
understand the key IT consulting industry players and their capabilities
to use HIE technology to achieve meaningful use and accountable care."
For additional information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one
briefing with Sven
Lohse, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About IDC Health Insights
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businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in
making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate,
timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services.
Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our
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