“OneNote … I wonder what that’s all about,” I said to myself. I’d finally upgraded my Microsoft Office suite, leapfrogging from 2007 to 2013 in one fell swoop. I figured a lot of features must have been added during those technologically fruitful years, and I was looking forward to taking advantage of it all. “You [...]
Despite its ability to share, aggregate, and analyze data, Microsoft Amalga has lagged in sales and experienced a significant drop in KLAS scores over the past two years, according to a new report — Microsoft Amalga 2012: The Price of Flexibility. Although a number of providers are pleased with the results that they have achieved [...]
With payment reform making business decisions ever more intricate, a new KLAS report, Business Intelligence: Making Cents of Performance, seeks to offer insight into the marketplace. “Analytics reveals patterns, anomalies, key variables, and relationships to better facilitate intelligent decision-making and will be essential to a hospital’s ability to survive in the years to come,” [...]
With the recent selection of CSC, Microsoft, and HealthUnity by the MetroChicago Health Information Exchange, I’m once again intrigued with the role that Microsoft might play in the HIT market. I suspect the MetroChicago project is more interested in HealthVault, but Amalga is the most interesting product in Microsoft’s struggling healthcare vertical. Amalga is a [...]
Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic and a member of the HIT Policy Committee, told other members of the committee and new National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D., she was concerned that forces promoting the PCAST vision also stood to gain from its adoption. “What is showing up in blogs — I have seen and sometimes been [...]
Despite a slight decline in SSO customer satisfaction ratings over the past two years, providers generally report the technology to be a valuable purchase, especially related to workflow simplification, according to new KLAS report, “Single Sign-On: To Identity Management and Beyond.” Imprivata took the lead with a score of 83.6 out of 100, followed by Microsoft (83.2) and HealthCast (82.4). Carefx and Novell are also highlighted in this report. Addendum information is included for IBM, Passlogix and FairWarning.
No ERP vendor overwhelmingly satisfies clients more than others but, with so few options, migrating to a new vendor may not be worth the cost, according to a new report published by KLAS. For the new study, The Conundrum of ERP: Is It Possible to Get Functionality and Service?, KLAS interviewed 225 provider organizations, focusing primarily on the three most prominent players, Lawson, McKesson, and Oracle. All three rated below the KLAS average for HIT.
PODCAST: One-on-One w/University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center VP & CIO Lynn Vogel, Chapter 3
While just about every CIO in healthcare can be described as intelligent, only a handful deserve to be called wise. One of those is undoubtedly M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Lynn Vogel. And Vogel is not the kind of CIO to keep all that wisdom to himself. As such, he’s an active educator in both the university and industry spheres — the latter as an instructor in CHIME’s popular CIO Boot Camps. To learn more about Vogel’s take on the trends roiling healthcare — and his work at MD Anderson — healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the Texas-based CIO.