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Announcement: New Report from DirectPath and Gartner Reveals Only 30 Percent of All Employer-Sponsored Health Plans are HDHPs

In stark contrast to the predicted adoption of high deductible health plans (HDHPs) by 2018, HDHPs today represent only 30 percent of the medical plans offered by employers, according to DirectPath and CEB’s, now Gartner’s, 2018 Medical Trends and Observations Report.

With HDHPs proving not to be the “silver bullet” solution employers once hoped for, organizations are now recognizing that other solutions will be needed to rein in increasing health care costs.

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AdvancedMD Named Leader in Gartner’s FrontRunners for Mental Health Software Quadrant

Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that AdvancedMD — a pioneer in integrated provider/patient workflow for independent medical practices — has earned a Leader spot on Gartner’s FrontRunners for Mental Health quadrant.

The Leaders quadrant includes all-around strong products, offering a wide range of functionality to a wide range of customers.

All told, more than 150 mental health EMR products were evaluated by Gartner, 23 were named FrontRunners, and five, including AdvancedMD, were placed in the Leaders quadrant.
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Worldwide Slide Ahead for Mobile

Smartphones May Prove Critical in Care of Rural Patients with HIVMobile phone shipments are expected to tumble 1.6 percent this year but will return to growth next year.

That’s according to Gartner, Inc. Researchers at the respected firm say that worldwide combined shipments for devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to decline 3 percent in 2016.

This will mark the second consecutive year of decline.

The global devices market fell by 0.75 percent in 2015.

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Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North Africa

Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North AfricaNew data from the respected research giants at Gartner indicates that healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa are on pace to have spent $3 billion on IT products and services in 2014.

All told, that represents an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenues, according to Gartner’s insight.

Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will remain the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the healthcare providers sector with an expected market size of $1.3 billion in 2014.

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Wearable? What Wearable?

Wearable What WearableIt’s the ultimate sign of that which has become entirely ubiquitous — It’s no longer obvious to anyone who isn’t specifically looking for it.

A new prediction from Gartner highlighted by our sister site Mobile Marketing Watch indicates that 30 percent of smart wearables will be inconspicuous within three years.

As the smart wearables market continues to grow and evolve, Gartner says that as soon as 2017, nearly one-third of smart wearables will be completely unobtrusive to the eye.

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