St. John's Riverside Hospital has selected Emergisoft's ED patient management software. Reading between the lines, EmergisoftED was selected based on proven integration with MEDITECH, price, an in-state reference site, and a released product. The press release intimates that some competitors were proposing unreleased product.
Buying criteria aside, Emergisoft won the business mostly on the strength of its product. In business almost 15 years, they released their second generation ED app late 2002/early 2003. Sales in 2003 tripled over 2002 based on the new product release. Their web site indicates they have made sales in CA, AZ, LA, GA, RI, MI, OH, PA, NY and NJ. In July of 2004, EmergisoftED scored at the top in a KLAS ED IS report.
A Texas investment group bought out Emergisoft's predecessor company in 2002, bringing in new management and staff. Previously a penny stock, the investors took the company private in 2003. It looks like they made a good investment.
Issues around patient flow (either in the ED or downstream) were absent from the release.