Bloomington, MN-based MatrixCare has ranked highest on the 2019 Best in KLAS list of long-term care software companies for the third consecutive year, the company and research firm KLAS announced Thursday.

The list recognizes the top-performing healthcare IT and services companies based on customer feedback. MatrixCare, recognized in the “software” category, said it recorded the highest-ever score for the category and became the only company to earn the category’s Best in KLAS award three years in a row.

“KLAS awards are not easy to win,” MatrixCare President and CEO John Damgaard said in a statement. “It takes dedication and high performance from everyone on our team, from [research and development] and product innovation to sales, service and support. Therefore, to receive this award three years in a row is truly exceptional.”

Damgaard credited MatrixCare’s KLAS ranking as an important factor in the company’s securing the business of several large, regional integrated delivery networks, among them National Healthcare Corp., PruittHealth and Signature HealthCARE, in 2018.

“In the acute-care segment, KLAS rankings are an established indicator of quality,” he said. “As referral networks continue to narrow and the interdependency of providers grows under value-based care, we expect more and more out-of-hospital providers to use KLAS rankings to guide their technology decisions.”