Even as the last of the federal funds earmarked for public health information exchanges (HIEs) run dry this year, rapid growth and evolution continues to define the nascent HIE market, according to a report released by Chilmark Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based analyst firm focusing solely on the healthcare IT market. The report, “2012 HIE Market Report: Analysis and Trends,” uncovers a market that is making a significant shift to serving healthcare organizations of all sizes—what the report defines as the enterprise market.
In a two-part podcast series, John Moore, Chilmark Research’s founder and managing partner, shares highlights of his second annual HIE report. In the first podcast Moore talks about what the Achilles heel of many HIEs is, plus discusses the emergence of the micro-HIE and gives some prognostications for the public HIE market. In this podcast, he discusses how vendors are modularizing their offerings and migrating toward PaaS, platform as a service solutions.