LIS Purchasing Projections


July/August 2020 - Vol. 9 No. 7 - Page #19

The clinical laboratory’s reliance on robust, interconnected information systems has grown precipitously in the last decade. What could be called a “traditional” laboratory information system (LIS) has grown from an isolated, rudimentary computer platform to a fully networked, Web-enabled system of information modules and electronic relationships. Today’s LIS is called upon to help manage patient information, including admissions details, test ordering, and specimen typing. Clearly, the ability to electronically track a patient’s treatment progress is of great benefit. Further, elements such as clinical decision support, lab order/ICD code comparisons, QA parameters, workflow management, and reporting/compliance mechanisms provide transparency into the entirety of lab operations.


Almost three out of every 10 facilities are planning to replace their LIS in the near future.


Over half of facilities (55%) that plan to make an LIS change will do so over the next 2 years.


Epic, Cerner, and Meditech have strong showings here, with a few other options in the mix.

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Large-scale IS vendors Cerner, Epic, Meditech, and Sunquest have strong showings in this arena, but several other systems, including those from CPSI, SCC Soft Computer, and Orchard Software, also demonstrate solid adoption rates.

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