Nearly one-fifth of hospitals plan to replace their LIS

July 6, 2012 in Medical Technology

BURLINGTON, VT – A new report from CapSite finds that 19 percent of hospitals are dissatisfied with their laboratory information systems (LIS) and are planning to replace them. EHR integration and improved efficiency are atop their wish lists.

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.

[See also: Laboratory IT systems poised for growth.]

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.

[See also: Lab staff shortages call for better point-of-care diagnostics.]

“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.”

Learn more about the report here.

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