eHealth Trends

HIMSS Analytics observes trends and hot topics in the field of health information technology. In this section you can participate in our ongoing research or access information we make available to our community.

The HIMSS Analytics® eHealth Trend Barometer is a short five-minute survey addressing varying topics that are relevant to the European eHealth community. The survey will change every 3 – 6 months and the related results will be published on this website and via other HIMSS channels.

 

 

06.06.2017
Data Security

This the sixth report in an ongoing series of evaluation trends and issues in the European eHealth sector. It delivers insights into current and desired states of eHealth.

The report focuses on Data Security. eHealth professionals are not particularly concerned about the protection of medical data, neither in terms of national regulation nor with regards to measures used by different healthcare providers. The Nordics are more satisfied than most other European countries/regions, especially with regard to the safety of their own personal medical data and the appropriateness of data security efforts by public hospitals and health authorities.

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07.03.2017
Population Health Management

This is the fifth report in an ongoing series of evaluation trends and issues in the European eHealth sector. It delivers insights into current and desired states of eHealth. The report focuses on Population Health Management (PHM).

Population Health Management is not on everybody's mind. Professionals working for software vendors tend to be more aware about PHM compared to health professionals, i.e. potential users of PHM tools and strategies. PHM initiatives or programmes have not yet become standard practice in many health facilities. The Nordic countries are ahead of other European regions in that field.

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11.10.2016
Cybersecurity

This is our fourth report in an ongoing series for evaluating of trends and issues in the European eHealth sector. It delivers insights into current and desired states of eHealth. The report focuses on Cybersecurity.

Cybercrime is real: One third of employees from health facilities reported that their organization was attacked by cybercriminals during the last 12 months. In Germany almost every second one. Most employees are aware about current IT security threats. However, one in three employees from German health facilities do not feel adequately updated about current IT security threats.

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17.05.2016
Patient Engagement

This is our third report in an ongoing series for evaluating of trends and issues in the European eHealth sector. It delivers insights into current and desired states of eHealth. The report focuses on Patient Engagement.

A majority of health organisations claim to have a formal strategy to enable patient engagement through information technology. A patient portal is the most popular tool used to enable patient engagement. Profiles in social media networks are the second preferred tool.

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13.11.2015
Trends and challenges in eHealth in German-speaking countries

This is our second report in an ongoing series for evaluating of trends and issues in the European eHealth sector. It delivers insights into current and desired states of eHealth. The report focuses on web portals, European health IT market and eHealth investments.

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20.08.2015
Trends and challenges in eHealth in German-speaking countries - part 1

This is our first report in an ongoing series for evaluating of trends and issues in the European eHealth sector. It delivers insights into current and desired states of eHealth. The report focuses on IT KPI’s, legal regulations and eHealth investments.

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Other Reports

EMRAM Performance Report

Download EMRAM Performance Report report - pdf, 500 kb.

This is our second report in an ongoing series of local investigations concerned with the visible, measurable effects of good practice in healthcare IT practices on healthcare outcomes. As this series gains traction, we intend to publish additional reports for other countries, as well as providing regular updates on current publications.

Testimonials

“I have participated in all survey waves of the eHealth Trend Barometer and I’m already looking forward to read the next report. The survey topics are always on the pulse and the results are providing interesting insights on trends that can be used for business development purposes. It is very interesting to see how perception and trends differ by country.”


Felix Frick
Senior Manager Development
Hospital Information Systems
CompuGroup Medical