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There is a lot of energy and progression in the ultrasound space, and there is definitely the opportunity for any vendor to shake up the market.
OREM, UT, May 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With increased energy around efficiency, patient outcomes and dose reduction, providers are relying on ultrasound as a cost-effective, time-saving solution. This according to the recent KLAS report Ultrasound 2014: Saving Time and Money with Workflow Automation.
KLAS spoke to 178 providers to find out which ultrasound solutions are delivering the best value and most significant time-savings. Overall, providers rated GE Healthcare and Philips first and second place, respectively, with less than one point dividing the two vendors. Toshiba's scores have slipped over the past two years, although users of the Toshiba Aplio 500 reported bigger time-savings in OB/GYN than users of the other solutions measured in the report. The Siemens ACUSON S2000's performance score was lagging, but the preliminary score for the Siemens ACUSON S3000 was significantly higher.
"There is a lot of energy and progression in the ultrasound space, and there is definitely the opportunity for any vendor to shake up the market. Automation to improve efficiency is moving forward fast," said Monique Rasband, report author and research director at KLAS. "With a small footprint, a relatively low price tag and advancing technology, ultrasound is the sweetheart of healthcare, and we anticipate the market will only become more competitive."
The vendors reviewed in this study include GE Healthcare, Philips, Siemens and Toshiba. To learn more about the vendors in this study, check out the full report, Ultrasound 2014: Saving Time and Money with Workflow Automation. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current vendors. Visit www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports.
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.
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