CEO SUMMARY: Not in recent memory has a laboratory information system (LIS) product been pulled from the market. That is why the announcement by GE Healthcare that it would no longer service or support its Centricity Ultra Laboratory product after July 23, 2013, has caused a stir within the healthcare informatics industry. In the United
Tag: clinical information systems
IN RECENT WEEKS, TWO BIG PLAYERS spent billions to buy seats at the healthcare information technology (IT) table. Just one week apart, Xerox Corporation and Dell, Inc., acquired Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., and Perot Systems Corp., respectively.
This rash of transactions is noteworthy for several reasons. One, it continues a trend of consolidation within the IT
It should be boom time for companies selling Clinical Information Systems (CIS). A research report from Millennium Research Group (MRG) of Waltham, Massachusetts, predicts that patient safety programs will fuel a demand by health systems for CIS products. The report, “U.S. Markets for Acute Care Clinical Information Systems,” says hospitals are adopting CIS to help
“Innovating from our core technologies will lead Sysmex into very different areas of laboratory testing.”
CEO SUMMARY: Sysmex America, Inc. surprised many this year when it hired its own sales and service team and begin distributing its products directly to laboratories in the United States. In this exclusive interview, COO John Kershaw explains why Sysmex
CEO SUMMARY: In recent years, the market for browser-based laboratory test ordering and results reporting systems has grown at a steady rate. Second and third generation products are more robust, offer more features, and are easier to install and operate. To date, smaller start-up companies are capturing more sales than the big healthcare IT corporations,
Here’s an early sign that health-insurance premiums will rise by significant amounts for 2004. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index for general acute care hospitals posted its highest-ever one-month increase, jumping 1.4% in April. For the 12 months ending in April, the general acute care hospital price index was up 6.2%. By
CEO SUMMARY: Any laboratory executive with several years in the business has confronted the limitations of laboratory information system (LIS) software. For a variety of reasons, LIS software seldom delivers the full range of benefits and cost-effectiveness sought by laboratories. But in the fee-for-service world of the past, such limitations were tolerated by the healthcare
CEO SUMMARY: Managed care’s pressure to create clinically integrated healthcare delivery systems changes the way laboratories report, use and warehouse clinical data. Dr. Bruce Friedman’s annual laboratory information systems conference in Ann Arbor provided graphic evidence that technology and LIS products are evolving at distressingly rapid rates. This complicates any decision to upgrade LIS.
CEO SUMMARY: Turnover and turmoil are the big news in the LIS field. Hospitals and commercial laboratories are upgrading or replacing their existing LIS software at a rapid pace. Meanwhile, mergers and consolidations within the LIS industry create new power players. LIS conversion projects continue to be difficult, expensive and time-consuming.
Market leaders Meditech and LabSoft,