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EHI and KLAS Partner to Improve NHS IT Measures

Ehealth Insider (EHI) partnering with US research firm KLAS to provide a complete picture of the UK healthcare market


London, England, – January 30, 2013 –EHI, www.ehi.co.uk the UK’s preeminent independent health IT news, research, and events firm, announced today that it has formed a partnership with leading US health technology research firm KLAS Enterprises.

The new partnership between EHI and KLAS is designed to improve transparency and performance measures for the UK health technology market. The objective will be to ensure that healthcare providers and the patients they serve gain the maximum benefit from key investments such as electronic patient records and other clinical software and medical equipment.

Additionally, the partnership will focus on cross-promoting respective market intelligence services in the firms’ respective home markets. EHI will cross-market KLAS reports in the UK, while KLAS will cross-market EHI research products and events to US-based suppliers working in the UK market.

EHI provides detailed market data on the UK health technology sector, focusing on pinpointing market opportunities and health provider performance.

KLAS Enterprises, LLC, is focused on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians around the world, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews.

Jon Hoeksma, co-founder of EHI, said, “The UK health IT market is undergoing huge change, but it lacks good, reliable performance measures, both on supplier performance and on how healthcare providers benefit from technology investments. The new partnership between EHI and KLAS will help advance the visibility of both and help NHS trusts make the most of their technology investments.”

“This partnership allows us to further our global mission to improve healthcare through transparency in decisions,” said Chris Brown, director of international research at KLAS. “Together with EHI, we can bring about positive change to healthcare, particularly in the UK.”

EHI and KLAS will also explore opportunities for jointly authored and published reports that develop UK-specific performance metrics in health IT and translate US market dynamics for an NHS and wider UK health audience. Further opportunities for joint events will also be examined as part of this agreement. 

Editor’s Notes

EHI Intelligence
EHI Intelligence is the leading market intelligence service focused on the UK healthcare IT market.  The banded subscription service provides verified pinpoint market intelligence information on the IT systems and clinical software installed across the UK NHS—including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. At the core of the service is the NHS Trust IT database, which includes a detailed profile of every UK NHS trust, including regulatory and financial performance measures. The service also comprises a range of user-tailored alerts, market analysis, and detailed reports. http://www.ehi.co.uk/ehi-intelligence/home.cfm

KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

EHI Live 2013    www.ehilive.co.uk
EHI Live 2013 is a two-day conference and exhibition recognized as the key event in the UK eHealth calendar. It is organized by the team behind the industry news service eHealth Insider. EHI Live brings together suppliers, healthcare IT professionals, and clinicians to discuss and debate the issues facing those involved in healthcare IT who want to use IT to improve the efficiency and quality of health services. EHI Live attracts delegates, visitors, and exhibitors from across the UK and internationally.

EHI Live 2013 will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 5–6 November 2013.