U.S. hospitals have “a long way to go” to reach the federal government’s proposed standard of entering at least 10 percent of orders electronically, according to the annual CPOE report from KLAS. Like its predecessors, the 2010 CPOE report features data gathered from almost every hospital in the United States (excluding military or Veterans Administration facilities) that was live with a commercial CPOE product through 2009. Titled CPOE: Traffic Jams on the Road to Meaningful Use, the report finds that only 14 percent of all U.S. hospitals have achieved the expected 10 percent CPOE level required for stage 1 of meaningful use.
QUESTION: “What vendors would you recommend for a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) of 25 beds?” That’s easy: just look at vendors whose client base consists mainly of 25 bed CAHs: The “Big 3” are CPSI, Healthland and HMS, who each have hundreds of CAH facilities each; indeed, these three small-hospital leaders have few clients over 100 beds in size! They feature strong integration, offering almost every financial and clinical application, obviating costly interfaces. CPSI even has a self-developed PACS and T & A system. HMS just bought superb ED vendor “MedHost,”