FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Health Insights today announced the availability of a new report, Vendor
Assessment: U.S. Health Information Exchange Organizationsí 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); andVendor
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
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.
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: