We at Healthcare Informatics are proud to share with you our unique offering: The Healthcare Informatics 100. This listing of healthcare IT vendors is the only ranking of its kind in healthcare IT, and provides you, our readers, with detailed information on most recent vendor revenues, as well as other data on the companies listed.
This year we also feature two sets of articles that provide insights to three healthcare IT vendor companies, beginning on p.46. This year's “Most Interesting Vendors”-Dell, Microsoft, and eClinicalWorks- were chosen by readers in a survey we conducted online this spring based on a short list compiled by the Healthcare Informatics editors.
In addition is this year's anthology of “ Up and Comers”-a report on smaller companies that are making waves because of unusual business models, intriguing technologies, exceptional leadership, noteworthy growth trajectories, or some combination of those elements.
Meanwhile, below, please find an explanation of our methodology for creating the Healthcare Informatics 100. This year, we've used an expert team of researchers and analysts to help us sort through data and information, both from vendors that self-reported revenues to us, as well as a small number of companies that did not submit, but whose place in the industry we cannot ignore. We sincerely thank our researchers and analysts as their diligence enables us to provide you with a list with the highest integrity and usefulness.
Our Methodology and Experts
The sales figures were compiled and reviewed by Porter Research, who consulted with both its staff and other business partners to ensure inclusion of the deserving companies as well as fairness in their reporting.
For those firms who did not choose to disclose the their sector-specific revenues, Porter, working with ST Advisors, sought to estimate data based on patterns of previous years' revenue arcs derived from industry press releases and other healthcare industry consultants. We believe these estimates present a fair approximation of those firms' influence and rankings in today's corporate healthcare information technology environment.
Porter Research, a sister company to Billian's HealthDATA, and based in Atlanta, provides market research services to generate quantitative and qualitative knowledge of market opportunities, customer loyalty and experience, win-loss sales analysis, brand awareness, and more. Cynthia Porter, President of Porter Research, is an experienced healthcare technology executive with more than 25 years' experience in all disciplines of the healthcare market - payers, providers, and vendors. http://www.porter research.com
ST Advisors, LLC offers both long-term and project-based relationships to HCIT companies and financial sponsors. Founder Ben Rooks, who has worked as both a healthcare IT equity research analyst and investment banker for close to two decades, is also a member of Healthcare Informatics' editorial board. http://www.st-advisors.com
Thank you to Cynthia, Ben a nd their colleagues for their time and input in assembling this year's survey.