With Meaningful Use requirements in mind, hospitals with fewer than 150 beds are focusing less on traditional community CIS vendors and more on large hospital CIS vendors, according to a new KLAS report. The first KLAS CIS perception report to include community hospital data — 2010’s CIS Perception 2010: Vendors Bridge the Size Gap — finds that smaller hospitals are currently considering Meditech, Cerner, McKesson Paragon, and Epic more often than traditional community CIS vendors CPSI, Healthland, HMS, Keane, and Siemens MedSeries4.
Nearly 70 percent of CIS purchases in 2009 by hospital over 200 beds were an Epic or Cerner integrated solution, according to a new KLAS report, “CIS Purchase Decisions: Riding the ARRA Wave.” In 2009, Eclipsys, GE, McKesson Horizon, and QuadraMed all lost more hospitals than they gained, according to the Orem, Utah-based company. Although they did not realize the same increases as Epic and Cerner, Meditech and Siemens both saw limited growth of their currently marketed solutions, KLAS found.
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.
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.
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 […]