With the majority of CVIS users finding their systems incomplete, it’s no wonder enterprise players — and their assumed integration benefits — are getting a second look, according to a new report from KLAS, Cardiology 2012: Will the Complete CVIS Please Stand Up?
The recent study asked providers to rate the completeness of their cardiology vendor solution on a 100-point scale. On average, providers reported their cardiology system to be only 65 percent complete. Of those providers reporting that their vendor solution was incomplete, 51 percent said the main missing piece was clinical reporting. And, for those vendors offering reporting as part of their system, functionality often was lacking.
“Many cardiology vendors are vulnerable to replacement,” said Monique Rasband, cardiology IT research director and author of the report. “While some vendors have many of the necessary pieces in place to be considered a complete CVIS solution, providers report that no vendor is doing all of them. All of the solutions are missing something.”
“Cardiology reporting solutions by enterprise vendors Epic and Cerner are still in development,” she added. “However, with the current state of reporting functionality, there would be little to dissuade a provider from seriously looking at an enterprise vendor investigating the added benefit integration brings.”