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Orem, UT, United States, 2008/02/22 - Providers shared their thoughts and perceptions with KLAS about their near-term plans for EMR purchasing, key criteria for selecting an EMR and which vendors they would consider if making that purchasing decision today.
KLAS compiled the perceptions and opinions of healthcare providers regarding EMR systems and published its findings in the 2008 Ambulatory EMR Perception report. With 40 percent of study participants planning to make an ambulatory EMR purchase in the next two years, including providers who currently have an EMR solution, KLAS investigated which vendors were in the running. Providers shared their thoughts into their near-term plans for EMR purchasing, key criteria for selecting an EMR and which vendors they would consider if making that purchasing decision today.
Additionally, KLAS drilled down to uncover what influence CCHIT certification and the Stark Law changes had on physician practicesí purchasing decisions. Interesting to note, 24 percent of respondents from small practices, meaning one to five physicians, reported that CCHIT certification was essential in their selection process.
Vendors included in this market perception report are Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Eclipsys, e-MDs, Epic, GE Centricity, Greenway, McKesson, Misys, Next Gen, and Sage.
For more information about this or other studies conducted by KLAS, visit our website or contact a KLAS representative at 1-800-920-4109
KLAS (klasresearch.com) is the only research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcareís information technology (HIT) vendors. KLASí mission is to improve HIT delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the HIT industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors.
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