Healthcare IT Consultant Demand Drops in Q3 2015

Posted by Joann Hoxha on Jul 31, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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The Oxford Index for Healthcare IT decreased to 94 in Q3 2015, indicating an decrease in demand for healthcare IT consultants.

Results of our study for Q3 2015 are based on 54 healthcare IT managers’ responses from across North America.

Oxford Index values above 100 suggest an increase in demand for consultants, and values below 100 suggest a decrease in demand.

For Q3 2015:

  • 17 percent of respondents expect an increase in their use of healthcare IT consultants while 22 percent anticipate a decrease
  • 46 percent anticipate no change in their use of healthcare IT consultants, while the remaining 15 percent are unsure.
  • The greatest expected decrease in demand in Q3 2015 is for McKesson consultants, followed by Epic consultants. Demand for Meditech consultants is anticipated to be flat. The only vendor that is projecting an increase in consultant demand is Cerner, which increased to 113, as shown in the graph below:

OH_Vendor_Graph_Q3_2015

By bed size, hospitals with 500-999 bed health systems anticipate an increase in demand, while all other hospitals report flat or decreased demand.  

Bed_Size_Graph_Q3_2015

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Topics: Oxford Index, Healthcare IT