Infection-Control Software Market Poised for Growth: KLAS

The market for infection-control system software is small and is dominated by applications developed specifically for this narrow market niche, but it won't stay that way much longer, according to a report from KLAS Enterprises.

The Orem, Utah-based healthcare information technology market researcher said its survey results are based on interviews with 119 providers using paper-based infection control reporting systems and 202 using computerized systems.

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Among all respondents, 70% said system cost was a barrier to acquisition and 74% indicated that cost was their top system selection criterion. Other most-wanted features were the ability of the infection control software to interface with the provider's own other health IT systems and capabilities to report to the federally mandated National Healthcare Safety Network, according to the report.