February 25th 2009
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Integrated medical IT is the future of healthcare provision and it is growing fast. With steady progress toward linking all aspects of patient care, the medical device industry must understand the technical, manufacturing and commercial partnering opportunities.
The importance of this sector of healthcare is demonstrated in the pivotal role it plays in the US government’s stimulation package. President Obama has highlighted IT as key to reducing medical errors and the overall cost of healthcare in the US, and has pledged to bring IT tools into more widespread use as part of his US$143 billion healthcare investment.
While key device areas such as medical imaging and patient monitoring are integrated into many hospital systems, the requirement for integrated systems is making in-roads to new areas, for example infusion pumps and remote monitoring devices. And the market is spreading out of its traditional hospital setting to primary and home care environments.
Manufacturing standards in several device sectors are still being developed and companies must ensure their research is fully compatible with end user requirements. Furthermore, as the market moves towards total solution provision, the interplay and partnering between IT system providers and clinical device manufacturers can be expected to increase.
Easily evaluate medical IT companies with this new report
That is why Espicom Business Intelligence has published this new 380-page review of 23 of the IT industry’s leading players. Concise analysis and scenario valuations of the market is followed by a detailed assessment of each company for:
Clinical and departmental solutions
IT tools for specific departments such as radiology, cardiology, emergency department, laboratories and pharmacies.
Electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic medical records (EMRs) that integrate all information about a patient, including medical history, test results, diagnoses, treatments, medications and allergies.
Medical practice management
Products used to facilitate finance and administration, QA, assessing clinical and business performance, records management, and managing staff.