There are times when familiarity does not breed contempt, according to a new KLAS report, which found that convenience and the ease of integration that comes from having an established relationship with an EMR vendor are primary drivers in selecting a patient portal. The increased pressure organizations are facing to engage with patients at deeper [...]
As organizations step up their data exchange efforts to meet the requirements of Meaningful Use, providers are finding that connectivity is still a major hurdle, according to a new KLAS report — Health Information Exchange 2012: Muddled in Interfaces. The report found that vendor satisfaction scores are on the decline, with providers citing inadequate support [...]
Likely due to issues around governance and funding, growth in private HIEs has far outstripped that in public exchanges, according to a new KLAS report, Health Information Exchanges: Rapid Growth in an Evolving Market. Since 2010, the number of live public HIEs rose from 37 to 67, while the number of live private HIEs mushroomed [...]
Deborah Gash, VP/CIO, Saint Luke’s Health System, Discusses Her CHIME Survey Results on Employee Retention Strategies, Transcript/Podcast Chapter 1
Retaining talent is one of the biggest challenges CIOs face in today’s ultra-competitive health care IT industry. Between area hospitals that are expanding their IT staffs to meet meaningful use requirements, and vendors that are beefing up their workforce to provide adequate support, it’s become more challenging for CIOs to keep their best workers in [...]
With the government piling on its Meaningful Use regulations, healthcare CIOs are under a lot of pressure to bring home the incentive bacon. For some, relaxation takes on traditional forms such as vacationing, biking or running. But Deane Morrison is no regular CIO. When he wants to decompress, it’s time to scale a mountain, perhaps [...]
Among 38 potential service providers, only five were considered in more than 10 percent of buying decisions, according to a new KLAS report “Health Information Exchanges: Perception in an Expanding Frontier.” Medicity was considered in 23 percent of HIE buying decisions, followed by Axolotl (22 percent), RelayHealth (16 percent), ICA (11 percent) and Epic (11 percent) — though at this point Epic is strongly considered only for Epic-to-Epic connections, according to KLAS.