The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information is an innovative online resource that helps meet the academic and global demand for healthcare information technology data to improve patients care. The Dorenfest Institute provides free historical data, reports, white papers and other tools regarding the use of IT in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks. The institute was created thanks to a generous donation from Sheldon I. Dorenfest, President and CEO of the The Dorenfest Group in Chicago, Illinois. The Dorenfest Institute also maintains a database (acquired by HIMSS Analytics) that provides valuable data in healthcare IT.
Some examples of free research include:
Uncovering the healthcare information technology (HIT) buying patterns of U.S. hospitals is of value to an array of HIT stakeholders. Yet, aggregated buying patterns have limited applicability. U.S. hospitals are too varied to allow for the imputation of aggregate level findings to sub-segments of the market. Aggregate level findings therefore must be analyzed by known hospital segments in order to increase the utility of purchasing behavior data.
The Dorenfest Institute white paper explores PACS technology and its relevance and importance in the US healthcare industry. PACS, or Picture Archiving and Communication Systems is comprised of workstations and servers dedicated to the storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of digital images. The information within the PACS Report was gathered using both the Dorenfest Institute and HIMSS Analytics™ database. The PACS Report highlights some key findings relevant for the Healthcare IT industry:
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The Dorenfest Institute provides at no charge a variety of detailed historical data, reports, and white papers about information technology use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks 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.
Qualified applicants have access to other resources and tools, including access to the Dorenfest 3000+ Databases™ and the Dorenfest Integrated Healthcare Delivery System Databases™ for the period 1986 - 2003, plus the 2004 through 2009 data from the HIMSS Analytics™ Database.
To apply for access to the free hospital data, please register.