Limited hardware costs, ease of use, and increasing confidence in cloud storage are making Software as a Service (Saas) solutions more appealing to providers, according to a new KLAS report — SaaS EMR 2012: Is It For You.
“The SaaS EMR deployment model is becoming more popular for providers who want minimal up-front cost and prefer to give the responsibility of the care and feeding of the software to the vendor. Luckily for providers, there are plenty of good options,” said research director and report author Erik Bermudez.
For the study, KLAS spoke with 290 healthcare providers that are currently using SaaS EMR to better understand which vendors offer the most comprehensive solution. Providers identified four key areas that differentiated the vendors: EMR response time, customer support, product quality, and bang for the buck.
SaaS EMR products from vendors such as AdvancedMD, athenahealth, Bizmatics, CureMD, MedPlus/Quest Diagnostics, MIE, OptumInsight, Practice Fusion, Sevocity, and Waiting Room Solutions are discussed in the study.
To purchase the report, providers can click here.