As a career technology analyst in the healthcare industry I have had the opportunity to analyze business applications that have grown in volume as well as functionality, seen healthcare investments in IT grow slowly (healthcare IT investments lag other industries), and predict new business models. I have always had a passion for the use of information to drive decision making in particular when it comes to patient care and health and wellness management. My research at IDC Health Insights will be devoted to the emerging technology market for accountable care initiatives. Today I am focusing on the analytic requirements and how the supplier market is responding to those new requirements. In the future I will be looking at population health management applications and contract/network management.