The annual Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2021 meeting is the largest health information technology (IT) conference in the world, and prior to COVID attracted well in excess of 30,000 attendees and more than 1,400 companies. With the rapid growth of health IT in the past decade, this conference has become pivotal for everything from electronic medical record (EMR) systems, radiology PACS, cardiology information systems (CVIS), wearable patient monitors, out-patient chronic disease management technologies (i.e. heart failure and hypertension), artificial intelligence IT to speed workflows or aid diagnosis of various conditions, remote clinical image and report viewer solutions, and a vast array of IT integration solutions from ECG to radiation oncology solutions.
Outlook for 2021 and Beyond. As displayed in the figure below, these six market drivers are projected to result in teleradiology reading service volumes increasing by 21% in 2021 and nearly doubling by 2025. Revenues for teleradiology reading service providers are forecast to follow a similar profile over this period.