Fast and easy are two words only the uninitiated would use to describe a core clinical HIT system selection, and John Gaede is certainly not one of them. That’s because Gaede recently went through the rigors of crafting a vision, finding partners and hitting the market. And hit the market he did, scouring not […]
A Reader Asks: Dear HIS Pros, I recently read Anthony Guerra’s article on Meditech’s ambulatory EHR situation and wanted to know your assessment of the other major inpatient vendors when it comes to their ambulatory offerings. Thanks! Good question: Anthony’s blog on Meditech and LSS makes one wonder about the other big boys offerings in […]
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.
While change is in the air for healthcare organizations these days, nowhere has there been more dramatic change over the last few years than Washington, DC-based Sibley Memorial Hospital. That’s because after more than 25 years with one person heading IT, Kenda Tavakoli stepped into the role in 2008. Since then, even more change has […]
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.