As EMRs continue their transformation from nice-to-have to stakes-to-play, physician practices are less willing to take chances in exchange for big bargains, especially the second time around, according to a new KLAS report, Ambulatory EMR 2012: Market Splitting Under Adoption Pressure. “Some providers are changing vendors simply because their whole organization is moving onto one [...]
Although nearly 80 percent of ambulatory providers that have purchased an EMR are confident they will qualify for meaningful use (MU) in 2011, a closer look at what functionalities have actually been implemented reveals most still have significant holes to fill, according to a KLAS report, Ambulatory EMR: A KLAS Guide to Meaningful Use Success. [...]
Allscripts is the most considered ambulatory EMR in a market rife with turnover, according to a new KLAS report, Ambulatory EMR: Win Rates, Replacements, and Provider Loyalty. That turnover is represented by the fact that 35 percent of all providers interviewed for the report plan to replace their existing EMRs sometime in the next two years. This includes nearly a third of the smallest practices.
With more hospitals leveraging the Stark relaxations to underwrite EMRs for local practices, it’s incumbent for CIOs to know that market inside and out. Developing a sound short-list of vendors to offer the docs is serious business, as CIOs need to balance physician choice with integration issues. To learn more about the buying trends in [...]
Eighty-five percent of healthcare providers believe their ambulatory EMR will enable them meet the proposed 2011 meaningful use deadlines, according to a report from KLAS. Among the study respondents, Epic, NextGen and athenahealth customers expressed the most confidence, and SRSsoft and Amazing Charts clients the least. Despite the confidence, however, providers also noted a number [...]