HIMSS Analytics released today the latest installment in its Revenue Cycle Series. The 2015 Revenue Cycle Series: Patient Access Essentials Brief is a follow-up to HIMSS Analytics’ 2013 Inpatient Revenue Cycle study.
“With this Essentials Brief we expanded our inquiry to include additional indicators of future direction,” said Brendan FitzGerald, HIMSS Analytics Research Director. “This time out, participants were also asked about deployment methods and plans to outsource patient access functionality.”
Based on data from the HIMSS Analytics® Database as well as insight from healthcare IT executives across the country, topics covered include market utilization, vendor market share, purchase plans, and plans to outsource.
Key findings include:
- An uptick in the usage of automated revenue cycle patient access solutions between 2013 and 2015
- Over 70% of study respondents that use patient access solutions do so via hosted, web-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment method for at least one function
- As patient portals are increasingly used to address patient access functionality, portal growth increased 15 percentage points from 2014 to 2015
HIMSS Analytics Essentials Briefs are complimentary for hospitals and health systems, and are available for a fee to all other interested parties. To request a copy or view the Table of Contents please visit www.himssanalytics.org/research.
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