IDC Health Insights Releases MarketScape Report on Top U.S. Care Management Vendors for Healthcare Payers

IDC Health Insights Releases MarketScape Report on Top U.S. Care Management Vendors for Healthcare Payers

IDCHeather Hargraves, 508-935-4162Senior Marketing SpecialistorIDCJulie Crotty, 978-877-0053Public Relations

Today, released a new report that evaluates the top nine U.S. Care Management vendors for healthcare payers. The comprehensive study, (Doc #HI235803), evaluates the post-reform era market landscape and profiles the following vendors: Casenet, Inc., Click4care, Inc., DST Health Solutions, Landacorp, IkaSystems, Medecision, McKesson, TriZetto, and ZeOmega.

The IDC Health Insights report found the care management market will be a highly volatile and evolving market through at least 2015. As vendors position for new opportunities in the post-reform era, there will be an unprecedented expansion of functionality and services. Key solution investments include embedded and integrated analytics, provider and consumer engagement strategies and technologies, real time triggers and alerts, integration of clinical data, and multi-platform channel delivery including cloud and iPad initiatives.

"Healthcare payers should expect continued changes within the care management market as a new generation of health and population management solutions will emerge,” said , program director of IDC Health Insights. “Care management is a traditional solution and service for the healthcare payer industry and yet in many respects, this is an emerging market, repositioning for the reform era. Extensive application and functionality development, considerable corporate changes among vendors, as well as payer and solution market changes, will require a new level of solution assessment and risk management.”

criteria selection, weightings, and vendor scores represent well-researched IDC judgment about the market and specific vendors. IDC analysts tailor the range of standard characteristics by which vendors are measured through structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, participants and end users. Market weightings are based on user interviews, buyer surveys and the input of a review board of IDC experts in each market. IDC analysts base individual vendor scores, and ultimately vendor positions within the IDC MarketScape, on detailed surveys and interviews with the vendors, publicly available information and end-user experiences in an effort to provide an accurate and consistent assessment of each vendor's characteristics, behavior and capability.

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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 telecommunications 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.

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