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HIMSS Acquires CapSite

October 1, 2012 News 4 Comments


HIMSS announced this morning that it has acquired CapSite, which publishes the CapSite healthcare technology database that includes vendor pricing and contracting information, including 5,000 actual vendor proposals and contracts representing 1,600 vendors.

HIMSS will incorporate CapSite’s offerings into its HIMSS Analytics services, which has not included pricing information. HIMSS says it will also add voice of the customer consulting services through customized research, including analysis of vendor market position that includes product gaps.

According to HIMSS President and CEO Steve Lieber, “The investment in CapSite follows our overall strategy for HIMSS Analytics to provide the best market intelligence on the hardware, software, and services selected by chief information officers and other users of information technology. We will maintain the CapSite office in Burlington, VT with CapSite employees joining the HIMSS roster as part of the HIMSS Analytics team.”

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Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. It will be interesting to see what happens to all of the Freedom of Information Act contracts that were obtained by CapSite and available by subscription. I’m sure many of the HIMSS charter members (primarily Epic) would like to see them disappear…

  2. I’ve worked at two large healthcare technology companies who came to the same conclusion about the Capsight FOIA contract information. The contracts were interesting but were very old, and our sales teams did not find them to be of much use. They seemed to focus in certain areas but were not strong in the space my companies were in. Both companies cancelled the ongoing subscriptions to the contract portion, but continued to purchase the very informative periodic analysis and reports that CapSite puts out.

  3. Makes prefect sense.

    A trade association that gets 90% of it’s money from vendors will publish and promote a data base of those same vendors proprietary info. Can you spell ‘cnflict of intrest?

  4. I thing the big news here is CapSite’s experience with medical devices and medical device connectivity. From an HIT perspective CapSite is an interesting compliment in some areas, and they don’t come close to what Dornfest had.

    HIMSS Analytics past medical device “reports” have been of questionable value, at best. I’ll bet CapSite can transform their medical device research into something truly meaningful.

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