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Culture

by Erik Bermudez on September 08, 2014
Culture is everywhere and it makes all the difference in a company.
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Interoperability and the All-Powerful Wizard of Oz

by Coray Tate on September 04, 2014
As we take an early look at the data, it is becoming clear that interoperability and the great Oz share some common traits.
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How Sonography Is Speeding up Healthcare

by Marinda Bean Wilson on September 04, 2014
Healthcare organizations are using more ultrasound technology that saves them time and money, according to the recent KLAS report, “Ultrasound 2014: Saving Time and Money with Workflow Automation.”
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The Providers’ Almanac of Epic Consulting Firms

by Emily Hodgen on September 03, 2014
KLAS has put together an almanac of sorts: a buyer’s guide of Epic consulting firms to help providers distinguish which firms could be the best fit for their organizations’ unique needs.
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Are Ambulatory EMRs Going the Way of BlackBerrys?

by Jared Dowland on September 02, 2014
New Ambulatory EMR Leaders Emerging as Market Shifts
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Client Centric Part IV: When You Are Client Centric, You Cannot Hide

by Kent Gale on August 29, 2014
Customer-centric vendors have a deep appetite to know how they are doing and then acting on the feedback. It is a never-ending learning cycle and pays off big for both vendor and client.
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Practice Makes Perfect but Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Tools Sure Help Too

by Lauren McConkie on August 28, 2014
Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools help physicians in diagnosing and understanding all the options for specific symptoms, as well as best practices for treatment, leading to better patient care.
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How Long Is the Population Health Train?

by Mark Allphin on August 27, 2014
Although Population Health vendors differ drastically from one another, their solutions often look very similar and their presentations sound almost identical. We talked to providers to glean their perceptions on these solutions.
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#1 Cost for Healthcare Providers Is . . .

by Austin Cameron on August 26, 2014
Since healthcare providers’ number one cost is their people, organizations have very high expectations of the Human Capital Management (HCM) systems they use to manage them. KLAS found only one broad/suite vendor and a few focused/niche vendors that earned the designation of Beyond Efficient in the KLAS report.
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EMR Market Share by the Numbers: The Cerner/Siemens Acquisition, Part 1

by Colin Buckley on August 25, 2014
Cerner rocked the HIT world recently with their acquisition of Siemens Health Services, creating a major shift in the hospital EMR market place.
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Client Centric Part III: Be Careful What You Measure

by Kent Gale on August 22, 2014
KLAS enjoys hearing about the many programs and measurements that are put into place to improve a vendor’s performance.
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Your Golf Game, EMRs, and Patient Care

by Erik Bermudez on August 18, 2014
We all know those organizations that have the latest and greatest EMRs, technology, and gadgets. But ultimately, who is responsible for the quality of patient care? Is it the technology and equipment? Whether or not the vendor lends a helping hand? Or is it the healthcare providers themselves?
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The Road (to Accountable Care) Less Traveled

by Colin Buckley on August 15, 2014
How the University of Utah health system is reversing roles so the provider is the one offering shared savings to the payer to achieve accountable care.
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Soccer Cleats and At-Risk Contracts

by Jason Hess on August 13, 2014
Providers seem to have less money to spend on IT and vendors have more and more to sell them. How do you reconcile the two?
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Choices That Matter

by Jared Dowland on August 12, 2014
So does it matter which ambulatory clearinghouse solution you choose? We learned that most small practices have several options that will likely meet their needs, but as practices increase in size and complexity, quite a bit more differentiation exists between the different vendor options.
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Complete Lack of Common Sense and Basic Math

by Coray Tate on August 11, 2014
Are we really trying hard enough to reduce healthcare costs? Learnings from spending my own money (via a high-deductible health savings account) in the healthcare system.
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Providers: It’s 8:00 a.m.—Do You Know Where Your Workers Are?

by Emily Hodgen on August 08, 2014
Human capital management (HCM) systems help automate everything from hiring and training to goal management and time clocks. Read our brand new study, "Human Capital Management 2014: Just Efficient Is Not Sufficient" to see how 15 vendors perform in four categories: human resources/payroll, staff scheduling, time & attendance, and talent management.
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What the Siemens Acquisition Means for Cerner

by Jonathan Christensen on August 06, 2014
Cerner’s Acquisition of Siemens makes Cerner the largest EMR vendor in the world but Cerner will need to proceed carefully to make the most of it.
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Can I Get a Side of Population Health with My Corndog?

by Mark Allphin on August 04, 2014
As I look back on this experience, I can’t help but think of the current population health market. KLAS just published a perception report on population health, and more than 65 vendors were mentioned in the study.
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Avoiding Medication Errors and Sentinel Events

by Paul Hess on July 31, 2014
On the day of her last treatment, tragedy struck. The technician mixing the IV medication made an error.
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Best of Breed? International Providers are Still Deciding

by Chris Brown on July 30, 2014
Many U.S. providers might wonder why their colleagues across the pond would look at a best-of-breed approach
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Client Centric Part II: Parents and their children start out with conflicting goals.

by Kent Gale on July 29, 2014
Anyone can say they are client centric. But are they really?
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Client Centric Part I: What Does “Client Centric” Really Mean?

by Kent Gale on July 24, 2014
Anyone can say they are client centric. But are they really?
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Do It. Be It.

by Larry Salazar on July 22, 2014
Why some vendors need to work on accuracy
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Hey Dad! That EMR IPS Is Getting Closer!

by Adam Cherrington on July 21, 2014
Providers are carefully watching this animal from a distance to see what its next move will be.
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Things My CIO Could Save

by Austin Cameron on July 18, 2014
Every hospital CIO, CMIO, CFO, and CEO hopes their career will turn out like Tim Howard’s performance
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ANI, Patient Access, and the Dance Floor

by Paul Pitcher on July 17, 2014
This moment was somewhat symbolic of what took place in the ANI exhibit hall itself, where every vendor filled their respective space in an effort to one-up each other and dazzle the conference attendees in any way possible.
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Is InterSystems a Poor Man's Epic?

by Jonathan Christensen on July 14, 2014
But who is InterSystems and why is their EMR being so rapidly adopted?
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KLAS Methodology Exposed

by Jared Peterson on July 12, 2014
We WANT You to Pay Attention to That Man behind the Curtain
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Cardiology IT: Can Vendors Deliver on Shifting Sands?

by Holly Wallace Nielsen on July 08, 2014
KLAS is seeing positive trends in cardiology IT. Which vendor is performing well? Where are the gaps? Holly Nielsen shares her thoughts.
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What’s the Deal with Population Health Management?

by Lauren McConkie on July 03, 2014
At this point in the game, population health is still undefined in many providers’ minds.
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What’s Most Important about SaaS? It’s the aaS.

by Erik Bermudez on July 02, 2014
The bottom line is that it’s not the technology alone that determines the provider organization’s success or satisfaction.
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What Four-Letter Word Does Everyone Love?

by Jared Dowland on June 30, 2014
”Free” is now affecting many physician practices as they filter through hundreds of options when looking to implement EMRs and other IT solutions.
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HIEs and Smart Homes

by Mark Allphin on June 27, 2014
If providers don’t find any value the first couple of times they accesses an HIE, they are less likely to use the HIE moving forward.
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HIPAA Compliance: A Lot like Baby Proofing

by Erik Westerlind on June 23, 2014
HIPAA compliance feels like baby proofing. Just as it was difficult to predict all the dangers that my neighbors children may find, providers face an ever challenging landscape of threats.
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Minivans and Image Exchange

by Matt Terry on June 20, 2014
My advice: before you go trading in your current best-of-breed technology for a perceived better way, consider the implications. Will you be better off in the long run? How do you know? What have others said about their experiences?
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Three Things Healthcare Can Learn about Interoperability from Monty Python

by Coray Tate on June 19, 2014
This made me wonder what lessons healthcare might learn from the adventures of King Arthur and his band of knights. I came up with three ideas.
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Global EMR Domination: A Risky Venture?

by Chris Brown on June 18, 2014
In the recent global EMR market share report from KLAS, we looked at which vendors have the most momentum and which ones seem to be stagnant.
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Does the Pain of Clinical Implementation Make Providers Feel Reluctant to Switch Vendors?

by Bryce LeBaron on June 17, 2014
Whether you’ve had a good or a poor experience, you have likely felt the pain of implementation. This pain either drives home your success or causes you to give up and relapse back into the equivalent of a potato-chip frenzy.
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The Irony of the 340B Program

by Adam Cherrington on June 10, 2014
Since 1992, qualifying organizations have been able to participate in the discount drug program known as 340B. Through this program, covered entities are able to receive significant discounts and potentially save millions on pharmaceutical reorders to benefit their indigent populations. With the long-standing program has come an increase in HRSA government audits to regulate participants and assure that providers meet intended guidelines.
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Healthcare Analytics & Fire Fighters

by Joe VanDeGraaff on May 29, 2014
With the flames getting bigger and hotter, perceptions in the market about traditional BI vendors are changing.
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How will healthcare analytics evolve in the next five years?

by Lois Krotz on May 23, 2014
What’s next in the ever-changing BI/analytics vendor landscape?
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Should Providers Demand a ‘Prenuptial Agreement’ from EMR Vendors?

by Chris Brown on May 20, 2014
Some have happy marriages. Others not so. How's your relationship with your EMR vendor?
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Mommm! My EMR’s not sharing!

by Colin Buckley on May 15, 2014
KLAS interviewed 28 providers about their experiences with sharing data between Epic and non-Epic systems
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3 Things You Need to Know about Ultrasound

by Holly Wallace Nielsen on May 14, 2014
KLAS recently spoke with 178 providers to ask for candid feedback on their ultrasound vendors.
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The NBA Playoffs and Dose Monitoring—One Front-Runner, then Everybody Else

by Matt Terry on May 12, 2014
Similar to the NBA playoffs and the Miami Heat, the dose monitoring market is highlighted by a clear-cut front-runner
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Shouldn’t Nursing Have More of an Impact on Healthcare IT?

by Coray Tate on May 09, 2014
For 20+ years I have been proud to put RN at the end of my name. The nurses I have worked and interacted with have been some of the smartest, most capable, and of course most caring people on the planet.
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How did going mobile saved me from 60 months of regret?

by Larry Salazar on May 06, 2014
If KLAS were to release a mobile app, what might you want in it?
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Surprising Commonalities between Defensive Driving and Barcode Medication Administration

by Paul Hess on May 01, 2014
The purpose of this blog is to highlight the commonalities between defensive driving procedures and nursing medication administrators.
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Physicians: The Quarterbacks of an Accountable Care Organization

by Erik Bermudez on May 01, 2014
Are physician-led ACOs more effective at accomplishing the ACO task at hand?
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How Are Soccer and Global EHRs Alike?

by Chris Brown on May 01, 2014
A blog comparing sports in different countries and EMRs.
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Radiology Dose Monitoring: A Market At the Tipping Point

by Robert Oscanyan on April 28, 2014
Recent legislation and JCAHO rulings are now requiring organizations to track and report dose. KLAS spoke with over 100 organizations and 83 of them were actively making plans to purchase a dose monitoring solution. Most of the respondents said they were looking to purchase their solution in less than a year.
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Can You See Russia from the Front Porch of Meaningful Use?

by Coray Tate on April 22, 2014
There is little question in my mind that MU has been a catalyst pushing healthcare in the right direction, at least to this point. The question I have is, at what point will the meaningful use directives shift from being a push in the right direction to becoming a threat that stifles innovation and creates barriers to meaningful change?
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To the ICD-9 coders retiring October 1, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015?

by Boyd Stewart on April 21, 2014
I met a lady while waiting for an oil change on my car. We exchanged pleasantries and talked about the weather, and then I asked her what she does for a living. She informed me that she is a coder at our local hospital and has been for many years. I asked her about the then October 1, 2014, ICD-10 transition, and she told me that she was taking the opportunity to retire. She and her husband were going to sell their house, buy an RV, take their dogs, and travel throughout the United States.
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“Do You Think My Vendor Cares?”

by Taylor Davis on April 14, 2014
A recent conversation with an ED director prompted me to put pen to paper. As he explained to me his challenges with an ED solution, he asked a poignant question, “Do you think my vendor cares?”
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ICD-10-tative: Who’s Glad, Who’s Sad, and Next Steps Part 2

by Austin Cameron on April 04, 2014
The impending ICD-10 delay comes as a surprise and frustration to the majority of providers given the following February 27, 2014, statement by CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner:“We have already delayed the adoption standard, a standard the rest of the world has adopted many years ago, and we have delayed it several times, most recently last year. There will be no change in the deadline for ICD-10.”
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ICD-10-tative: Who’s Glad, Who’s Sad, and Next Steps

by Austin Cameron on April 03, 2014
After President Obama signs the SRG patch, it will be official: you will now have to wait until 2015 to use ICD-10 code W6112XA—struck by macaw.
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Epic Community Connect: Proliferation through Provider Partnership

by Lois Krotz on April 01, 2014
What would it mean to a Community Connect hospital to have one record per patient, seamless record sharing, and affordable hosting? KLAS’ report discusses how community providers view Epic Community Connect’s integration, affordability, and impact on patient care.
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I Am a MEDITECH MAGIC Hospital

by Colin Buckley on March 11, 2014
It's interesting to see how motivations change over time. In a new report, KLAS looks at acute care EMR buying trends—not through the usual rear-view mirror of history, but through the eyes of providers looking down the road.
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#BestinKLAS TweetChat

by Kaitlin Jacobs on February 10, 2014
KLAS hosted a #BestinKLAS TweetChat discussing key findings from the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report.
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The Healthcare Analytics Puzzle

by Joe VanDeGraaff on January 06, 2014
The latest KLAS report discusses the complicated, puzzle-like world of healthcare analytics.
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#RSNAchat: What were the biggest take-aways from RSNA 2013?

by Kirk Ising on December 19, 2013
KLAS hosted a RSNA TweetChat to discuss key take-aways from this year's show.
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RSNA and Giving Thanks

by Mitchell Josephson on December 01, 2013
This year, as RSNA celebrates “The Power of Partnership,” we at KLAS are honored to be a partner in this community of care
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Hybrid OR: Ready for a Standout Performance

by Matt Terry on November 15, 2013
Matt Terry discusses the Hybrid OR market and how the vendors are performing
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The World Series and CIS Market Share

by Lois Krotz on November 04, 2013
The community hospital CIS market lacks a clear leader
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RIS, Integration, and the Balancing Act

by Kirk Ising on November 04, 2013
The latest KLAS report, RIS 2013: The Integration Equation, discusses the importance of integration as providers approach their RIS strategy
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#HITBI: A KLAS TweetChat

by Kaitlin Jacobs on October 30, 2013
KLAS teamed up with Health Data Management to host a TweetChat on business intelligence in healthcare.
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ASTRO Conference 2013: Where Is the Energy?

by Kirk Ising on October 15, 2013
Kirk Ising recaps his experience at the 55th Annual ASTRO Meeting
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I Work in Patient Care

by Kaitlin Jacobs on October 04, 2013
What does it mean to work in patient care?
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3 Essentials for Selecting your Next EMR

by Erik Bermudez on September 24, 2013
Erik Bermudez discusses 3 essential things to consider when selecting your next EMR.
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Quality Management and the Ripple Effect

by Lois Krotz on September 17, 2013
In the latest KLAS report on quality management, providers indicate that they are looking for a ripple effect
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