Tag: clinical information systems

Xerox, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard Each Buy Into IT Outsourcing Market

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

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June 25, 2007 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

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

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Sysmex Anticipates Major Shifts In Laboratory Testing Market

“Innovating from our core technologies will lead Sysmex into very different areas of laboratory testing.”
—John Kershaw
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

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Innovative Approach Promises Integration of Clinical Lab Data

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

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Lab Information Systems Meeting Highlights Innovation, Ideas

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.

CUTTING EDGE

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Meditech & LabSoft Top 1996 LIS Sales Rankings

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,

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