While three vendors — Allscripts, McKesson, and TeleTracking — currently dominate the patient flow software market, a number of major players are set to enter the fray, according to a new report from KLAS, Patient Flow 2011: Relieving Hospital Pressure.
Among those knocking at the door are nearly a dozen vendors beyond those measured in this report, including Cerner, Epic, GE, and Siemens.
With only 20 percent of hospitals using a software solution to help with overcrowded EDs and hospitals, there is plenty of room for growth. But new entrants might find it difficult to turn out incumbent vendors, as 9 out of 10 say they’d make this same choice again, according KLAS.
In the report, McKesson Horizon Enterprise Visibility earned the highest rating, at 87.4 out of 100 points. TeleTracking Capacity Management Suite was next, at 82.2, followed by Allscripts Sunrise Patient Flow (Eclipsys), at 70.6. The report also briefly highlights ACS, CareLogistics, Central Logic, Cerner, Epic, GE, Medworxx, Patient Focus Systems, PCTS, Siemens, and THOR Systems.