As organizations step up their data exchange efforts to meet the requirements of Meaningful Use, providers are finding that connectivity is still a major hurdle, according to a new KLAS report — Health Information Exchange 2012: Muddled in Interfaces. The report found that vendor satisfaction scores are on the decline, with providers citing inadequate support […]
*The application environment: “We use a smattering of things”
*Developed Horizon Expert Orders for CPOE (bought by McKesson)
*Developed an EMR (now marketed by ICA)
*Certification and self-development
*Weighing the buy versus build decision
Among 38 potential service providers, only five were considered in more than 10 percent of buying decisions, according to a new KLAS report “Health Information Exchanges: Perception in an Expanding Frontier.” Medicity was considered in 23 percent of HIE buying decisions, followed by Axolotl (22 percent), RelayHealth (16 percent), ICA (11 percent) and Epic (11 percent) — though at this point Epic is strongly considered only for Epic-to-Epic connections, according to KLAS.
Before the term HIE appeared in the pages of HITECH, many CIOs didn’t pay it much attention, preferring instead to focus on getting their houses in order. While that’s still a great strategy, healthcare informatics leaders now have no choice but to dip their toes into the murky waters of inter-organizational information exchange. While many […]