Background Note | HBS Case Collection | September 2013 (Revised October 2016)

A Note on Healthcare IT and Applications to the Healthcare Industry

by Robert F. Higgins and Diana Maichin


This note provides an overview of three key healthcare IT areas: electronic medical records and electronic health records, revenue cycle management, and telemedicine. This note also contains a glossary of key terms and acronyms in this space as well as exhibits detailing unit economics, market dynamics, and key players.

Keywords: health care; health care industry; healthcare IT; healthcare; Healthcare Technology; healthcare ventures; electronic medical records; electronic health records; revenue cycle management; telemedicine; Health; Health Care and Treatment; Information Technology; Information Management; Information Technology Industry; Health Industry; United States;


Higgins, Robert F., and Diana Maichin. "A Note on Healthcare IT and Applications to the Healthcare Industry." Harvard Business School Background Note 814-033, September 2013. (Revised October 2016.)