The Oxford Index for Healthcare IT increased to 103 in Q2 2015, indicating an increase in demand for healthcare IT consultants.
Results of our study for Q2 2015 are based on 29 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 Q2 2015:
- 17 percent of respondents expect an increase in their use of healthcare IT consultants while 14 percent anticipate a decrease
- 55 percent anticipate no change in their use of healthcare IT consultants, while the remaining 14 percent are unsure
- The greatest expected increase in demand in Q2 2015 is for Epic consultants, while demand for McKesson and Meditech consultants remains flat. Demand for Cerner consultants is anticipated to drop significantly, as shown in the graph below:
The Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) that reflects the strongest anticipated demand for healthcare IT consultants in Q2 2015 is Michigan (an index of 133), followed by flat demand for consultants in Texas (100), and a significant dip in demand for consultants in California (80).
By bed size, hospitals with 10,000+ bed health systems anticipate the greatest increase in demand, followed by hospitals with 500 to 999 beds.
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