By Mike Miliard, Managing Editor of Health Care IT News
The 2012 U.S. Laboratory Information System (LIS) Study is the latest in a series of studies evaluating the HITECH Act's impact on EHR adoption, HIE growth and other health IT usage. The report polled 290 hospitals on the market opportunity, vendor mind share and vendor market share across the U.S.
Forty-seven percent of respondents said efficiency improvements were their primary reasons for investing in an LIS.
Among the vendors mentioned in the report: Abbott, Allscripts, Beckman Coulter, Cerner, CPSI, Epic, Fisher Healthcare, GE, Healthland, HMS,McKesson, Meditech, Orchard Software, Roche, SCC Softlab, Siemens, Sunquest and Sysmex.
"Our study indicates that efficiency improvements are by far the primary driver behind hospitals decision to replace their current LIS," said Gino Johnson, CapSite's senior vice president and GM. "Additionally, we found that the most important LIS product attribute that hospital buyers are looking for in a new LIS, is integration with their current EHR."
Source: Health Care IT News