Less than 10 percent of healthcare providers are over halfway there in terms of being fully prepared for ICD-10, according to the KLAS report, ICD-10: Preparing for October 2013. While providers know a lack of preparation could result in a halt to reimbursements and a revenue cycle disaster when ICD-10 comes, KLAS found that most organizations […]
While there are no one-stop shops for providers’ ACO IT needs, Cerner and Epic currently lead the way in provider confidence as being most “ACO-ready,” according to a new report from KLAS, Accountable Care: Providers Forge the ACO Trail. “Providers describe a variety of planned HIT purchases for their ACO projects, including data warehousing and […]
Cerner and Epic hospitals are leading the CPOE-adoption pack in an industry supercharged by the passage of HITECH in early 2009, according to a new KLAS report: CPOE 2011: The ARRA Effect. (Click on the player below for a Podcast interview with report authors Jason Hess and Colin Buckley) Said Jason Hess, author of the […]
One fifth of all community hospitals currently using EMRs plan to switch products within the next couple of years, despite fast-approaching Meaningful Use deadlines, according to a new report by KLAS, Community Hospital EMRs Maturing for Meaningful Use. “McKesson and Meditech C/S clients are most confident that their vendors will get them to Stage 1 of MU by 2013,” commented Paul Pitcher, KLAS research director and author of the report.
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 […]