Demand continues for health IT research data
From quality patient care delivery to health IT applications now in use, the demand for updated data continues from researchers. In fact, during 2013, more than 65 organizations accessed historical data for research purposes from The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology, Research and Education, managed by the HIMSS Foundation.
The Dorenfest Institute, established in January 2005, provides this service at no expense to universities, students under university license, U.S. governments (local, state and federal), and governments of other countries that will be using the data for research purposes. Each year, updated and detailed historical data from the HIMSS Analytics™ Databaseis added to the available materials that include reports and white papers about IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks, all accessible online for qualified researchers.
“The availability of this historical health IT data compendium from the Dorenfest Institute offers researchers from universities and governments at the local, state, federal and global levels access to relevant information on how information technology is used in a variety of healthcare settings. The HIMSS Foundation will continue to provide this complimentary service to researchers with updated data scheduled for release in June 2014,” says R. Norris Orms, FACHE, CAE.
The most recent data now available from the Dorenfest Institute includes the following information.
The 2010 data from the HIMSS Analytics™ Database covers IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks. This release expands the current library of the Dorenfest 3000+ Databases™ and Dorenfest Integrated Healthcare Delivery System Databases™ for the period 1986 through 2010, as well as many publications on IT use in the healthcare industry during that same time period.
The 2012 Annual Report of the U.S. Hospital IT Market, is also now available in pdf format on the Dorenfest Institute website. The report examines hospital budgets as well as financial, technology and department environments and presents key findings on IT investment and enterprise resource planning. The data is from HIMSS Analytics™ Database. The 2005 through 2011 reports are also available on the site.
Qualified individuals can apply for access to the database on the HIMSS Foundation website.
The complete listing of databases and publications available from the Dorenfest Institute is available at on the website and includes an online registration form for access to all of the data.