A new report from vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises covers the market penetration of infection control information systems and client perceptions of vendor performance.

Based on interviews with 119 providers managing infection control programs on paper and 202 using an infection control information system, 70 percent of those on paper cannot justify the cost of going electronic, while 30 percent of those electronic are very dependent on the system, according to KLAS. Many infection control specialists are mired in mandatory reporting duties and few actively monitor hospital-acquired infection rates.

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