US Clinical Decision Support Systems Market, Forecast to 2021

  • ID: 4296723
  • Report
  • Region: United States
  • 141 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Connected Healthcare Expected to Drive Growth


  • Apervita
  • Atlas Dev. Copr
  • Cerner
  • Flatiron
  • McKesson
  • Perigen
  • MORE

Clinical Decision Support Systems and services have evolved from being an authoritative content market dominated by large Scientific, Medical, and Technical (STM) publishers to being a dynamic and evolving connected infrastructure that includes digital workflow, electronic health record (EHR), and a variety of point-of-care solutions. While clinical guidelines and protocols remain critical components of this market, the landscape now includes a mix of suppliers, including medical device manufacturers and cloud-based clinical surveillance tools. The overall CDSS market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 8.9% from 2016 to 2021. Point-of-care solutions will be a key area of market growth.

EHR providers will strive to become the hub of a CDSS, either by integrating access to CDS sources from within the EHR or through links to sources that have partnering agreements with the EHR provider. Workflow solutions, such as Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems (CPOE), documentation and scheduling sources, in addition to charge capture capabilities are also important in the market. One exciting aspect of CDSS in the digital era is the growing volume of patient data derived from medical devices, and monitoring systems, both from within the hospital and remotely. Additional scores of data signal expanded opportunities for new data analytics systems and models.

This growing cache of medical data should support breakthroughs in Population Health Management Systems. Perhaps, the most exciting segment within CDSS is clinical surveillance systems that are capable of spotting serious patient-related issues with even more reliability than expert medical staffers. These systems use advanced data models to spot, at the point-of-care, nuances among the complex mix of medical indicators that may signal the prelude for a serious-yet-preventable medical event.

This report also covers an array of established and new industry participants offering services in the segments covered, such as Wolters Kluwer, Zynx Health, The American College of Radiology, athenahealth, Philips, Elsevier, HCA, Premier, IBM (Truven), Inovalon, eClinical Works, Epic, Meditech, Perigen, Isabel Health, Motive Medical Intelligence, and many others.

Major questions this research will answer include:

  • What are the major trends impacting the CDSS space?
  • What are the major participants across CDSS and by market segment?
  • What are the competitive dynamics of the CDSS market?
  • What is the revenue outlook for CDSS and the major segments?
  • What are the strategic imperatives and calls to action that will define growth and success within the CDSS market over the next five years?

This research predicts that CDSS will evolve to become advanced predictive analytic tools, based on input from a patient’s history, next-generation sequencing, and patient-generated data. Complex machine learning algorithms, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing will influence advances in CDSS over the coming decades.

The report also predicts the growing importance for patients to have access to CDSS from reliable medical-grade sources.

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1. Executive Summary
Key Findings
Scope and Segmentation
The Underlying Concept of CDSS are the Five Rights
Key Questions this Study will Answer
Market Engineering Measurements
CEO’s Perspective
Executive Summary-3 Big Predictions

2. CDSS Market Background
CDSS-Various Definitions
CDSS Fits with Population Health Management
Important Aspects CDSS Planners Must Consider
CDSS Market Segments
Clinical Knowledge and Medical Evidence
Healthcare Analytics
CDS Workflow Solutions
Medical Devices
CDSS Data Support
Clinical Surveillance
CDSS Platforms

3. CDSS Market Structure
Scope and Segmentation-Clinical Decision Support
Technical Components of CDSS-Electronic Health Record
Technical Components of CDSS-Data Repository
Technical Components of CDSS-Computerized Physician Order Entry System
Technical Components of CDSS-Rules and Inference Engines
CDSS in the Realm of the EHR
Common CDSS Formats
CDSS Data Interoperability Challenges
CDSS Terminology Standards
CDSS Applications Standards
CDSS Standards for Executable Formats
CDSS Standards for Clinical Interoperability
CDSS will Interface with a Variety of IT Solutions

4. Key Stakeholders in CDSS
Overview of CDSS Stakeholders
Key Stakeholders in Clinical Decision Support-Physicians
Key Stakeholders in Clinical Decision Support-Other Clinicians and Patients
Key Stakeholders in Clinical Decision Support-Payers and ACOs
Key Stakeholders in Clinical Decision Support-Hospital Managers and Vendors

5. CDSS Market Dynamics
Key Market Drivers
Market Drivers-Managing Costs
Market Drivers-Value-Based Medicine
Market Drivers-Altering Patient Behavior
Market Drivers-Data from Monitors and Other Devices
CDSS and Meaningful Use-Stage 2 Highlights
CDSS and Meaningful Use-Stage 3 Highlights
CDSS and Radiology-Special Issues
Key Market Restraints
Market Restraints-Limited Interoperability and Data Security
Market Restraints-Costs of Implementation
Market Restraints-Physician Resistance
Market Restraints-Balancing Sensitivity and Specificity
Market Restraints-Maintaining Currency
Market Restraints-Measuring the Impact of CDSS

6. CDSS Forecasts and Trends
Market Engineering Measurements
Forecast Assumptions
CDSS Market Segmentation
CDSS Market-Revenue Forecast
CDSS Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
CDS Evidence Segment-Revenue Forecast
CDS Evidence Segment-Revenue Forecast Discussion
CDS Analytics Segment-Revenue Forecast
CDS Analytics Segment-Revenue Forecast Discussion
CDSS Workflow Segment-Revenue Forecast
CDSS Workflow Segment-Revenue Forecast Discussion
Medical Point-of-Care Solution Segment-Revenue Forecast
Medical Point-of-Care Segment-Revenue Forecast Discussion

7. Competitive Dynamics
CDSS Market-US Technology Trends and Roadmap, 2017
Competitive Market Structure
Segmenting the CDSS Market-Representative Companies
Top Competitors-Comparative Assessment
New Entrants-Comparative Assessment
Three Companies Represent Very Different Positions in CDSS Solutions

8. Notable CDSS Market Developments
Recent Notable Deals
Likely Market Directions-The Analyst Perspective
CDSS Market-Conclusions

9. Selected Participants by Market Segment
Evidence and Referential Content
CDS Workflow Solutions
CDS Analytics
Point-of-Care CDSS-EHR’s: Selected Participants
Point-of-Care CDS-Medical Devices
Point-of-Care CDS-Surveillance
Point-of-Care CDS Platforms
CDS Related Data Platforms

10. Growth Opportunities and Future Predictions
Five Growth Opportunities Critical for Future Strategy
Levers for Growth
Growth Opportunity 1-Create Fully Interoperable EHRs
Growth Opportunity 2-Extend CDS to Population Health
Growth Opportunity 3-Advance Clinical Surveillance
Growth Opportunity 4-Eliminate Alert Fatigue
Growth Opportunity 5-Include the Patient in CDSS
The CDSS Ecosystem-Multiple Technologies Add Value
Strategic Imperatives for CDSS
The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
Legal Disclaimer

11. Appendix
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Market Engineering Methodology
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  • Apervita
  • Asolva
  • athenahealth
  • Atlas Dev. Copr
  • BD
  • Caradigm
  • Cerner
  • EHR
  • Epic
  • Flatiron
  • HCA Patientkeeper
  • Hearst
  • McKesson
  • MedCPU
  • Motive Medical Intelligence
  • PCCI
  • Perigen
  • Philips
  • Siemens
  • SPH
  • Stanson Health
  • Truven
  • Wolters Kluwar
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