KLAS Delivers Report on Labor and Delivery IT Solutions

KLAS’ Labor and Delivery report investigates L&D vendor solutions; which vendors are making the most progress toward integration, what functionality is most important to providers, and how satisfied providers are with current vendor offerings?

Orem, UT, March 09, 2008 --(PR.com)-- JCAHO’s Sentinel Event Alert, issued in July 2004, suggested that improved patient outcomes and reduced risk in labor and delivery care can occur through expanded staff training and communication, improved fetal monitoring and the availability of prenatal information. Today’s labor and delivery systems seek to provide clinicians with better tools for documentation and communication to meet those objectives. How well are those solutions hitting the mark?

In its 2008 Labor and Delivery report, KLAS investigates current Labor and Delivery (L&D) solutions in the marketplace. Which vendors are making the most progress toward system integration? What functionality is most important to providers, and how satisfied are healthcare providers with current vendor offerings?

With 43 percent of providers indicating they still lack basic ADT interfaces, providers continue to search for solutions that will integrate with their clinical information systems. Respondents provided insight to vendor strengths and weaknesses through their ratings and commentary. The report further identifies the benefits providers have achieved since implementation, highlights missing functionality, categorizes vendor performance by number of annual deliveries and relays provider advice for selecting and implementing an L&D solution.

Products included in the study are Clinical Computer Systems OBIX Perinatal Data System, CliniComp Essentris Perinatal, GE Centricity Perinatal (QS), Hill-Rom WatchChild, LMS CALM, McKesson Horizon Perinatal Care, and Philips OB TraceVue

For more information about this or other KLAS reports, visit www.KLASresearch.com or call 1-800-920-4109.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing 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.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.


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Andrea Morrill