A study by HIMSS Analytics finds bed management IT to be the new hot market after it showed strong growth over the past five years. The growth rates in bed management applications, commonly used by providers to let cleaning staff know when beds need to be prepared and alert admissions whenever beds are available, have surpassed those for all other health applications observed in the study. "Bed management applications are a logical answer for many facilities looking at ways to improve the flow of inpatients throughout their facility," said Lorren Pettit, HIMSS Analytics vice president for research.

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