SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) - Medicity today announced that it was ranked as a leader in the health information exchange (HIE) market in a recent report by IDC Health Insights. The report, IDC MarketScape: Health Information Exchange Packaged Solutions 2012 Vendor Assessment Doc # HI235830, analyzes the top 10 vendors in the packaged HIE market segment. Medicity is one of only two vendors ranked in the leader category -- IDC's top category.
IDC Health Insights defines packaged HIE solutions as preconfigured software solutions that offer defined implementation, training and support services -- resulting in more predictable implementations.
"Medicity scored very highly in our extensive vendor evaluation," said Lynne Dunbrack, program director, Connected Health IT at IDC Health Insights. "Our evaluation criteria include breadth of solutions; flexible delivery models; growth and diversity of the customer base; development of systems that will be relevant and attractive to clients over the next one to four years; and support for meaningful use, accountable care and health reform."
The IDC rankings are based on interviews with vendors and customers, secondary research and the input of IDC experts.
"The results of the IDC Health Insights evaluation validate our market leadership," said Brent Dover, Medicity's president. "We are especially pleased that our customers recognize us in the report as being a strong partner."
Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology -- with more than 800 hospitals and 250,000 end users in its connected ecosystem. Medicity's solutions empower hospitals, physicians and HIEs with secure access to and exchange of health information -- improving the quality and efficiency of patient care locally, regionally and nationally. For more information, please visit www.medicity.com or follow us on twitter.com/Medicity.
About IDC MarketScape
The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market.
IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunication vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.