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Nearly One-Third of Hospitals to Invest in Patient Flow Software

November 15, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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According to a recent survey from CapSite, a Burlington, Vt.-based research firm, 31 percent of U.S. hospitals say they will invest in patient flow solutions. The survey looks at how buying patient flow software, which aims to help administrators ease emergency department crowding, has been weighed and divided by providers into two categories: best of breed or as part of a recent health information systems/EHR investment.

“Efficiency improvements are by far the most significant driver for provider organization investments in patient flow solutions.  More specifically, healthcare providers are focused on improving bed turnaround times and reducing patient wait times.”CapSite research director Brendan FitzGerald said in a statement.

The report, which surveyed 420 leaders at various hospitals across the country, examined numerous vendors in the space such as Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, GE, Healthland, McKesson, Meditech, QuadraMed, and many others.

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