Once again, as in past years, we, the editors of Healthcare Informatics, are proud to present the newest edition of our unique industry offering: the Healthcare Informatics 100, a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the most recent fiscal year.
The HCI 100 provides a complete listing of the top 100 revenue-earning companies in the industry. Any company that can identify its U.S.-based HIT-based revenues is eligible to submit its figures. To formulate this list, the HCI editorial staff worked with two market research and analysis companies: Porter Research (Atlanta) and ST Advisors, LLC (San Francisco). Details on the methodology they used are below.
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics
Our Methodology and Experts
As in past years, two firms were instrumental in helping our team of editors research, complete, and finalize the 2014 revenue figures for this year’s Healthcare Informatics 100 compendium, Porter Research and ST Advisors. The Porter Research and ST Advisors teams worked closely with members of the HCI editorial team, continuously updating and synthesized submitted and gathered data and information, prior to the final assembly of the list itself.
- The sales figures were compiled and reviewed by Porter Research, which consulted with both its own staff and with business contacts in order to ensure the inclusion of deserving companies, as well as fairness in the reporting of those companies submitting data.
- For those firms that did not disclose their sector-specific or U.S.-specific revenues, Porter, working with ST Advisors, worked to estimate data based on patterns of previous years’ revenue arcs derived from a variety of available sources of industry data and trusted industry contacts. We believe that the estimates finalized in this compendium represent a fair approximation of the revenues of those companies included on the list, and of their relative influence in the industry.
The Atlanta-based Porter Research (www.PorterResearch.com), an affiliate of billion inc. and sister company to Billians HealthDATA, provides go-to market research services to generate quantitative and qualitative knowledge of market opportunities, customer loyalty and experience, win-loss sales analysis, and brand awareness, among other offerings. Cynthia Porter, president of Porter Research, is an experienced healthcare technology executive, with more than 25 years of experience in all major healthcare sectors—payers, providers, and vendors.
ST Advisors (www.st-advisors.com) offers both long-term and project-based relationships to healthcare IT companies and financial sponsors. Founder Ben Rooks worked as both a healthcare IT equity research analyst and investment banker for close to two decades. He is also a member of Healthcare Informatics’ editorial advisory board.
Our sincere thanks go to Cynthia, Ben, and their colleagues, for their time and input in helping us to assemble this year’s compendium.