The magazine Healthcare Informatics released a list of the top 100 medical technology providers of 2012. This is based on the revenue of each company in the healthcare information technology market. It features a number of large companies that have continued to top the list in the past years.
McKesson Technology Solutions and Dell Inc. are the two top earners in the healthcare technology field for this year. These companies have developed excellent medical technology solutions for hospitals and healthcare providers worldwide.
McKesson Technology Solutions
The top ranked company for this year is McKesson Technology Solutions. This healthcare IT solutions company has led the field for five consecutive years. The company is among the largest pharmaceutical distributors in the country. It also supplies medical and home care equipment to hospitals and pharmacies.
The company prides itself on its outstanding healthcare technology solutions for hospitals and other healthcare providers. It offers healthcare providers effective methods in diagnosing and providing treatment for patients.
The company developed an Electronic Health Record system that allows medical professionals to store patient data and utilize it in providing quality care. The information is available to healthcare professionals at any time. This system rids them of traditional time-consuming methods of data gathering and analysis.
AcuDose-Rx is an online recording system that allows the healthcare team to record all medications given to patients. This lets them input any medical treatment that involves the use of drugs in order to automatically update the pharmacy. This system provides a more secure way of giving the healthcare team access to medications. It also aids in accurate inventories and alerts the pharmacy of any supply needs.
Dell Inc. continues to provide great technology in different areas that include healthcare. This is why they have earned the second spot on the top 100 list for the past few years. The company delivers healthcare IT solutions that help medical professionals in carrying out their tasks.
Electronic Medical Records is an interactive program that allows all medical professionals in a particular hospital to gain centralized knowledge about their patients. It lets members of medical teams input information into one database. This is then available for other team members through their online devices.
Other notable healthcare technologies are Mobile Clinical Computing and Clinical Business Consulting. Mobile Clinical Computing allows medical staff to access important data about the patient’s condition. This lets them easily browse through the system without having to spend a lot of time going through medical files. Clinical and Business Consulting works as an online guide for healthcare providers. This system helps them provide the best medical care for patients while minimizing hospital expenses.
The list is then followed by three companies that have maintained their positions since 2011. CareFusion Corp., Phillips Healthcare and Cerner Corp. continue to earn the third, fourth and fifth spots. Cognizant and Siemens Healthcare are in sixth and seventh place while NTT Data Inc. earned the eighth spot. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. is in the ninth place while CSC closes the Healthcare Informatics’ top 10. These are then followed by Cegedium, Epic Systems Corp., Optum, Emdeon Inc. and EMC Corp. in the eleventh to fifteenth spots consecutively. Infosys Ltd., The TriZetto Group Inc., Science Applications International Co. and Nuance Communications Inc. took the sixteenth to twentieth ranks.