Reducing errors, boosting safety core reasons behind CIS implementation
Recent research from Millennium Research Group (MRG) of the acute-care clinical information systems (CIS) market has found that the major factors that provoke healthcare organizations to install the systems is to prevent medical errors and improve patient safety. In the United States, medical errors are the fifth-leading cause of death, with up to 98,000 deaths annually, the research firm says. The CIS market — which includes radiology information systems, pharmacy, and medication management information systems, cardiovascular and cardiology information systems, laboratory information systems, emergency department information systems, and critical care information systems — totaled nearly $900 million in 2005, and by 2010 revenues in the market could top $1.5 billion, according to MRG. The report is titled “U.S. Markets for Acute Care Clinical Information Systems 2006.”