Overall Ambulatory PACS Market Scores Decline in KLAS’ 2007 Report
December 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsMany healthcare providers are looking to ambulatory PACS solutions to improve their operational efficiency and offset losses. Before committing capital to a PACS solution, providers typically have a lot of questions regarding the market, the vendors, and the solutions available. KLAS’ 2007 Ambulatory PACS study offers provider ratings and feedback to those questions.
With margins shrinking, providers are looking to ambulatory PACS solutions to improve their operational efficiency and offset losses stemming from the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act cap. Before committing capital to a PACS solution, providers typically have many questions about the market, vendors, and available solutions. KLAS’ 2007 Ambulatory PACS study offers provider ratings and feedback to these and other questions.
The ambulatory PACS market has grown considerably. It now boasts rating more vendors than almost any other Healthcare IT market segment. Data on PACS solutions is among the most accessed in the KLAS database.
With so many vendors to choose from, most of which perform well, many wonder what drives provider decisions in the Ambulatory PACS market. “Functionality and Ease of Use” was the number one determining factor KLAS found of those surveyed. “Cost” was second.
In spite of recent declines, Ambulatory PACS is still a strong segment with a current average ambulatory PACS vendor score of 83.9, significantly above KLAS HIT average vendor score of 80.4.
Data has been collected throughout North America with a goal of monitoring trends and performance scores in the Ambulatory PACS market. Additional studies are underway for both Large Acute Care PACS solutions and Community PACS solutions. A study on cardiology PACS was recently published in October.
KLAS is the only research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare’s information technology (HIT) vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve HIT delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the HIT industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.healthcomputing.com, email email@example.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.
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