U.S. Hospital IT Data – Expanding its extensive online library of historical data, reports and other resources, The Dorenfest Institute offers 2010 data from HIMSS AnalyticsT Database

CHICAGO (August 29, 2012) – Simplifying the search for data on health information technology for research purposes, The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology, Research and Education, managed by the HIMSS Foundation, has released updated 2010 data from the HIMSS Analytics™Database. The Dorenfest Institute provides a variety of detailed historical data, reports and white papers about IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks.  This service is provided at no expense 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.

The newly released 2010 data from the HIMSS Analytics™ Database covers IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks. This release expands the current library of the Dorenfest 3000+ Databases™ and Dorenfest Integrated Healthcare Delivery System Databases™ for the period 1986 through 2010, as well as many publications on IT use in the healthcare industry during that same time period.

The 2011 Annual Report of the U.S. Hospital IT Market, is also now available in pdf format on the Dorenfest Institute website.  The report examines hospital budgets as well as financial, technology and department environments and presents key findings on IT investment and enterprise resource planning. The data is from HIMSS Analytics™ Database. The 2005 through 2010 reports are also available on the site.

“With this new 2010 data released through the HIMSS Foundation, the Dorenfest Institute continues to offer an extensive and valuable online resource for eligible researchers,” says R. Norris Orms, FACHE, CAE.  “Access to this data provides an opportunity to study and analyze the benefits of, and need for, health IT in improving the delivery of healthcare.”

Established in January 2005, the Dorenfest Institute furthers the interest in and benefits associated with ongoing research in health IT. The complete listing of databases and publications available from the Dorenfest Institute is available at on the website and includes an online registration form for access to all of the data. Contact foundation@himss.org for more information on the Dorenfest Institute.

About HIMSS Foundation

Established in 1986, the HIMSS Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, providing support and assistance to the organization, its members, and the industry. The HIMSS Foundation is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable scientific and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Projects that the Foundation supports include: scholarships for students in healthcare IT-related fields, and relief and assistance for need-based programs such as the Katrina Phoenix Project.


HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 51 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 44,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 170 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

About The Dorenfest Group 

The Dorenfest Group is a leading source of knowledge about the worldwide healthcare industry and its improvements needs. Providing a variety of consulting services throughout the world, The Dorenfest Group focuses these services on improving healthcare while reducing costs by helping its clients to improve work processes, management systems, and quality of medical care.