CSC, Deloitte, and Dell show the greatest depth and breadth of healthcare IT advisory engagement, appearing in almost all IT advisory areas, according to a new report from KLAS — Advisory Services: Navigating the Maze of Performance and Choice. (Click on the player below to hear a Podcast interview with report authors Bird & Smith) […]
Mike Smith, General Manager, KLAS, Discusses IT Outsourcing Trends
The majority (60 percent) of healthcare organizations that have engaged a firm for discrete IT services reported seeing more value for their IT dollars since outsourcing, according to a new KLAS report — IT Outsourcing: Better Service in a Shifting Market. Click on the player below to hear a Podcast interview with report author Mike […]
ONC Taps Accenture for Use Cases
ONC has awarded Accenture a two-year contract to develop and manage “use cases” of patient-related information which help identify real-world needs, prioritize them through a governance process, and create explicit documentation of the use cases. Accenture will then use that information to create computer system requirements and technical specifications to promote interoperability. One example of […]
TEXT/PODCAST: KLAS Finds Providers Seeking MU Help
Nearly 70 percent of healthcare providers expect to hire a professional services firm to help with the demands of achieving Meaningful Use, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS entitled, “Shifting Demand for Consultants: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, and Why.” (click here for a Podcast interview with report author Mike Smith, KLAS general […]
Who Says Meditech Isn’t Flexible?
As my hospital converts to more corporate applications, my Meditech system has become more interoperable. The folks at Meditech have been incredibly supportive of a very complex systems agenda at our site. A few weeks ago we went live with Siemens Soarian Financials and Scheduling, feeding our Meditech clinical systems. This two-year implementation was part of a corporate Soarian project and our hospital was the first site. The design is simple. Soarian Financials generates a “master” ADT feed to a “submerged” Meditech admissions module.